trandolapril and verapamil (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Tarka)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Tarka)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling, seizure (convulsions), feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking trandolapril and verapamil (Tarka)?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking trandolapril and verapamil, unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect trandolapril and verapamil (Tarka)?
Many drugs can interact with trandolapril and verapamil. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet) or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin);
- buspirone (BuSpar);
- colchicine (Colcrys);
- cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
- dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- gold injections (to treat arthritis);
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- phenobarbital (Solfoton) or other barbiturates;
- insulin or oral diabetes medication;
- sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- St. John's wort;
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Respbid, Theo-Dur, and others);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate) and others;
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), carvedilol (Coreg), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), and others;
- a diuretic (water pill);
- drugs to treat high blood pressure or a prostate disorder, such as alfuzosin (Uroxatral), doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), terazosin (Hytrin), tamsulosin (Flomax);
- heart rhythm or blood pressure medication such as disopyramide (Norpace), flecainide (Tambocor), nicardipine (Cardene) or quinidine (Quin-G);
- HIV or AIDS medication; or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), and others.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with trandolapril and verapamil. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about trandolapril and verapamil.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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