Table of contents:
- What is Trandolapril
- Warning Before Taking Trandolapril
- Dosage and Instructions for Use of Trandolapril
- How to Take Trandolapril Correctly
- Trandolapril Interaction with Other Drugs
- Side Effects and Dangers of Trandolapril
Trandolapril is a drug to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. Controlled blood pressure can reduce the risk of complications, such as stroke, heart attack, heart failure, or impaired kidney function
Trandolapril belongs to the class of ACE inhibitors. This drug works by inhibiting the action of angiotensin-converting enzyme so that the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II does not occur. This way of working will make the blood vessels dilate, blood flow more smoothly, blood pressure drops, and the workload of the heart is reduced.
In order for treatment to be more effective and blood pressure to be more controlled, the use of trandolapril must be balanced with the application of a he althy lifestyle, such as by exercising regularly, not smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages, or limiting the consumption of foods high in s alt.
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What is Trandolapril
|Categories||Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor|
|Trandolapril for pregnant and lactating women||Category D: There is positive evidence of risks to the human fetus, but the benefits may outweigh the risks, for example in dealing with life-threatening situations.
Trandolapril is not known to be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
Warning Before Taking Trandolapril
Follow the doctor's advice and advice while undergoing treatment with trandolapril. Before using this medicine, you need to pay attention to the following points:
- Tell your doctor about any allergies you have. Trandolapril should not be taken by someone who is allergic to trandolapril and other ACE inhibitors, such as lisinopril.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have had angioderma, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, cardiomyopathy, aortic valve stenosis, scleroderma, high blood potassium levels, lupus, or are on dialysis.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Use effective contraception to prevent pregnancy while on treatment with trandolapril.
- Tell your doctor that you are taking trandolapril if you plan to have surgery, including dental surgery.
- Do not drive a vehicle or do activities that require alertness while taking trandolapril, as this medicine can cause dizziness.
- See your doctor immediately if you have an allergic reaction, overdose, or serious side effects after taking trandolapril.
Dosage and Instructions for Use of Trandolapril
The dose prescribed by the doctor depends on the condition and age of the patient. The following are the dosages of trandolapril for adults based on the purpose of treatment:
Purpose: Treatment of hypertensionThe dose is 0.5 mg, 1 time a day. Maintenance dose 1–2 mg, once daily. The dose can be increased up to 4 mg per day divided into 1-2 consumption schedules.
Purpose: Treatment after heart attackThe dose is 0.5 mg, 1 time a day. Treatment will be started 3 days after the heart attack. The dose can be increased up to 4 mg, once a day.
How to Take Trandolapril Correctly
Follow the doctor's advice and read the instructions on the medicine package before taking trandolapril. Do not reduce or increase the dose without consulting your doctor.
Consume trandolapril regularly at the same time every day for maximum treatment effect. Trandolapril can be taken before or after meals.
If you forget to take trandolapril, take it immediately if the break with the next consumption schedule is not too close. If it's close, ignore it and don't double the dose.
One of the side effects that can occur after taking trandolapril is dizziness. Therefore, do not rush to stand up after you take trandolapril.
To help keep blood pressure under control, you are also encouraged to exercise regularly, limit s alt consumption, eat he althy foods, and maintain an ideal body weight.
Store trandolapril in its package in a cool and dry place, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Trandolapril Interaction with Other Drugs
Some of the effects of drug interactions that can occur if trandolapril is used with certain drugs include:
- Increased risk of hyperkalemia when used with potassium-sparing diuretics or potassium supplements
- Increased risk of hypoglycemia when used with antidiabetic drugs, such as glimepiride or glyburide
- Increased risk of lithium poisoning
- Increased risk of kidney function damage if used with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
In addition, if trandolapril is taken with licorice root, more severe hypertension can occur.
Side Effects and Dangers of Trandolapril
Side effects that can occur after using trandolapril include:
- dry cough
- Dizziness or feeling light-headed
- Muscle pain
Do an examination to the doctor if the side effects do not subside or are getting worse. Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to the drug or experience serious side effects, such as:
- Hyperkalemia, which can be characterized by symptoms such as muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat, or fainting
- Kidney disease, which can be characterized by symptoms in the form of a very small amount of urine or infrequent urination
- Fever, chills, or sore throat that doesn't go away
- liver disease, which can be characterized by symptoms such as nausea or vomiting that does not improve, loss of appetite, dark urine, or jaundice