What is Mavik?

Mavik (trandolapril) is a medication used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and to improve the odds of survival for people who develop heart failure after a heart attack. It is what's called an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, which means that it blocks the effect of a certain enzyme, reducing chemicals that cause blood vessels to constrict. This helps blood to flow more easily and the heart to pump more efficiently. ACE inhibitors also lower blood pressure by helping to limit salt and water retention in the body.

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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...
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What are some common ACE inhibitor drug names?
Examples of some commonly prescribed ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor medications are: ...
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What are side effects of ACE inhibitors?
Dr. Natalia S. Rost, MDDr. Natalia S. Rost, MD
Side effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors include: Persistent dry cough; altere...
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What are ACE inhibitor drugs for diabetes management?
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Lowering blood pressure by taking an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor reduces the risk ...
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