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Tarka Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Generic Name: Trandolapril, Verapamil hydrochloride

Verapamil is in a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. Verapamil relaxes (widens) your blood vessels (veins and arteries), which makes it easier for your heart to pump and reduces its workload. Trandolapril is in a class of drugs known as angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors). TRANDOLAPRIL-VERAPAMIL (Tarka®) is a combination of two drugs used to lower blood pressure. They lower, but do not cure high blood pressure.

Tarka Dosage

  • Doses range from 1 to 4 milligrams of trandolapril and 180 to 240 milligrams of verapamil. Tarka is taken once a day with food.
  • If you have impaired liver or kidney function, then your doctor will adjust your dosage accordingly.

Uses of Tarka

  • Trandolapril and verapamil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • Trandolapril and verapamil may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Tarka

If you are taking this medication, then discuss the side effects with your doctor. If you feel any change in intensity, then you should tell your doctor. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe to continue using Tarka. Side effects may include:

  • Constipation
  • cough
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • heartbeat irregularities
  • upper respiratory tract infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Tarka:

  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to trandolapril, verapamil, benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, quinapril, ramipril, or any other drugs.
  • If you are having surgery, including such as dental surgery, then you should tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking verapamil and trandolapril.
  • you should know that this drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how verapamil and trandolapril will affect you.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart, liver, or kidney disease; a recent heart attack; an irregular heartbeat; muscular dystrophy; gastrointestinal obstruction (strictures); or diabetes.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking certain drugs with Tarka, then it may decreased, increased or altered the effects of Tarka medicine. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tarka with the following:

  • Drugs classified as "beta blockers," such as Inderal, Lopressor, and Tenormin
  • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral)
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin)
  • Flecainide (Tambocor)
  • Lithium (Lithonate, Lithobid)
  • Potassium supplements such as K-Lyte, K-Tabs, and Slow-K
  • Quinidine (Quinidex)
  • Rifampin (Rifadin)
  • Theophylline (Theo-Dur)
Overdose

When you are taking Tarka, and you feel that overdose is suspected then contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of a Tarka overdose may include:

  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • fainting
  • fatigue chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • an unusually fast or slow heartbeat
  • coma
  • slurred speech
  • confusion

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