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Trandolapril is an ACE inhibitor medication that is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It contains the active ingredient trandolapril, which helps to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow, reducing blood pressure and easing the workload on the heart that is caused by these conditions.
- Suitable for adults
- Relaxes blood vessels
- ACE inhibitor medication
What is Trandolapril?
Trandolapril is a medication that is used to help treat high blood pressure and prevent heart failure. High blood pressure is when your reading is 140/90mmHg or above.
How does Trandolapril work?
Trandolapril contains medication that belongs to a group known as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors. This medication helps to relax blood vessels, making it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body.
When to use Trandolapril?
You should only use your medication at the time that you have been told to take it. You will need to swallow your medication whole with the help of water. You should always take Trandolapril at the same time each day.
What is the correct dosage of Trandolapril?
You should only ever use the dosage of Trandolapril that you have been prescribed. The usual starting dose is 0.5mg taken once a day. This dose may be increased to around 1 or 2mg daily. The maximum daily dosage of Trandolapril is 4mg a day.
Who is Trandolapril suitable for?
Trandolapril is a suitable medication for people over the age of 18 years old who are in need of medication for high blood pressure.
Who is Trandolapril not suitable for?
Trandolapril may not be a suitable treatment option for some people. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it or if you are younger than 18 years old. Do not use Trandolapril if:
- You have a condition called angioedema
- You or your family have a history of angioedema
- You have diabetes or impaired kidney function
- You are currently using, or you have used sacubitril or valsartan
Can you use Trandolapril if you are pregnant?
No, you should not use Trandolapril if you are pregnant. Your doctor will advise you to stop using Trandolapril if you are pregnant, or if you are trying to become pregnant. This medication should especially not be used during early pregnancy, and it is vital that it is not used after the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Can you use Trandolapril if you are breastfeeding?
No, it is not recommended to use Trandolapril whilst you are breastfeeding. Your doctor may provide you with an alternative medication if you are breastfeeding, especially if your baby is a newborn, or if they were born prematurely.
How does Trandolapril interact with other drugs?
Trandolapril may interact and interfere with other medications. It is important to let your healthcare provider know about any medications you are using, or previously have taken. Let your doctor know if:
- You are using NEP inhibitors
- You are taking Racecadotril
- You are using medication to prevent organ transplant rejection
- You are using Vildagliptin
What are the side effects of Trandolapril?
Some users may experience some side effects when they use Trandolapril, as with all other medications. The most common side effects include:
- Low blood pressure
- General weakness
What warnings does Trandolapril come with?
To understand the warnings that are associated with Trandolapril it is important to fully read the patient information leaflet that is provided with your medication.
Where can I buy Trandolapril online?
You can purchase Trandolapril online from UK Meds which will be delivered straight to your door.