Trandolapril can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. It is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while taking this medication. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.
Trandolapril is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication is also used to treat heart failure and to improve survival after a heart attack. Trandolapril belongs to a class of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
How to use Trandolapril
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking trandolapril and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take 1 week before you get the full benefit of this drug. For the treatment of heart failure, it may take several weeks to months before you get the full benefit of this drug.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).
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