Advertisement

If I am pregnant, is it safe to use Mavik?

If you are pregnant, you should not take the blood pressure drug Mavik (trandolapril). Mavik is what's called an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, and this class of drugs has been found to increase the risk of birth defects. Also, ACE inhibitors can impair kidney function in a developing fetus, leading to under-developed lungs, bone deformations and even death.

While taking Mavik, if you discover that you are pregnant, discontinue the drug immediately and contact your doctor.

Continue Learning about ACE Inhibitor

What are ACE inhibitors?
Howard E. Lewine, MDHoward E. Lewine, MD
ACE inhibitors lower blood pressure by blocking angiotensin converting enzyme. This enzyme promotes ...
More Answers
Do ACE inhibitors have any drug interactions?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking the following drugs, ACE inhibitors can lead to side effects and should be avoided...
More Answers
How effective are angiotensin receptor blockers for heart failure?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
ARBs are sometimes considered as alternatives to ACE inhibitors for people with heart failure after ...
More Answers
Why are ACE inhibitor medications beneficial if I have diabetes?
American Diabetes AssociationAmerican Diabetes Association
An angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor is an oral medicine that lowers blood pressure. For...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.