Tarka Trandolapril/Verapamil Hydrochloride and/or alternatives
Tarka 2/180mgManufacturer: Abbott Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
Tarka 4/240mgMarketed as Tarka Forte in Turkey Manufacturer: Abbott Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
Tarka 2/240mgManufacturer: Abbott Laboratories Ltd. Source Country : Canada
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Description of Tarka
Tarka is a drug which consists of two active ingredients: Verapamil and Trandolapril. Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker and Trandolapril is an ACE inhibitor. You can buy Tarka in the form of oral tablets.
Indications & Dosage of Tarka
Tarka is used for treating hypertension or high blood pressure, which in turn helps in preventing kidney problems, heart attacks and strokes. Both its active ingredients work by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood flows through them more easily. It is given to patients for whom one of these drugs alone is not able to control the blood pressure. In some cases, Tarka is also used for decreasing heart rate.
Doctors will usually prescribe trandopril 1 to 4mg per day, taken as a single dose or divided into two doses. Verapamil is usually given as 120mg to 480mg per day. Tarka is available in the following strengths: Tarka 2/180mg, Tarka 1/240mg, Tarka 2/240mg and Tarka 4/240mg.
Take Tarka tablets with food.
Side Effects & Interactions of Tarka
Tarka patients may commonly experience cough, headache, throat soreness, stuffy or runny nose, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, joint pain, back pain and nausea. These are mild side effects of the drug and can be easily managed with or without medical help. However, inform your doctor at once if any of these worsen or persist.
Some serious side effects associated with Tarka include:
- Decreased or stopped urination
- Swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain
- Chest pain
- Slow heart rate
- Jaundice, identified by yellowing of the eyes or skin
Some hypersensitive patients may develop an allergic reaction to Tarka. Symptoms of an allergy include severe dizziness, difficulty breathing, or swollen lips, throat or face and hives. Stop using the medicine immediately if you suffer from any of these symptoms. Seek medical help if any of these persist even after discontinuing the drug.
Serious drug interactions may occur if you take Tarka with dofetilide. Also inform your doctor if you are already using drugs such as lithium, disopyramide, gold injections, clonidine, aliskiren or potassium supplements such as drospirenone or potassium sparing diuretics like spironolactone. Also do not buy Tarka along with rifamycin, ritonavir, Phenobarbital, erythromycin, atorvastatin or St. John’s wort.
Verapamil slows down the removal of certain other drugs from the patient’s body. Such drugs include carbamazepine, buspirone, midazolam, eplerenone, statin drugs (e.g. simvastatin or lovastatin) or drugs for organ transplantation (e.g. cyclosporine, tacrolimus or sirolimus). Serious interactions may occur if you receive bee/wasp sting allergy injections along with Tarka.
Also do not take diet aids, cough and cold products, or NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen) along with Tarka, as certain ingredients in such drugs may increase your heart rate or blood pressure.
Warnings & Precautions of Tarka
Do not use Tarka if you have an allergy to it, or if you have a heart rhythm disorder, low blood pressure, or a heart condition such as AV block or sick sinus syndrome. Also inform your doctor beforehand if you have a kidney or liver disease, if you are on dialysis, or if you have diabetes or congestive heart failure or a nerve muscle disease like muscular dystrophy.