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.

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