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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Tarka (Overview)

Tarka is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) a statin drug?

Is  tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) a statin drug?

Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil): Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) is a medication for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Tarka (Overview)

Tarka is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What does tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) do?

What does tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) do?

Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil): A medication that combines a calcium channel blocker with an angiotension converting enzyme (ace) inhibitor to lower high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What does tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) do?

Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil): A medication that combines a calcium channel blocker with an angiotension converting enzyme (ace) inhibitor to lower high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Drug interactions between ranexa (ranolazine) and diltiazem?

Yes: Diltiazem interacts with Ranexa (ranolazine) in the liver and increases its level in the blood stream. Can prolong qt and cause rythm disturbances. Other side effects from renexa likely: constipation, dizziness, headache, nausea., palpitations, dizziness and blurred vision. These are more likely with this combination, but many people on this combination of drugs. Double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is safer: nifedipine or norvasc (amlodipine)?

Which is safer: nifedipine or norvasc (amlodipine)?

Both: Both are safe when appropriately used. The main difference between the two is lipid solubility, and thus, time to onset. Nifedipine is water soluble and has reasonably quick onset, but also the levels will waver through the day. Amlodipine (or norvasc) is lipid soluble, takes about a week to ramp up in effect, and has a nice steady state effect. ...Read more

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Is atacand (candesartan) a calcium channel blocker?

Is atacand (candesartan) a calcium channel blocker?

No : Atacand (candesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker. Calcium channel blockers are drugs like amlodipine, Diltiazem or verapamil. ...Read more

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Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

no: Zestril (lisinopril) is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. It is not a "statin" but it is an "ace inhibitor ". ...Read more

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Whats adalat (nifedipine) cc?

Whats adalat (nifedipine) cc?

Nifedipine: This is a calcium channel blocker that has a variety of uses, including to treat / prevent headache and control high blood pressure by relaxing vessels. ...Read more

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Non-diabetic:ace inhibitors:nephrotoxic or protective.?Nephrectomy 87.Hptn.On toprol, (metoprolol) zestril, hctz, hydralazine;which to dc?/ckd 3a/age 69.

Non-diabetic:ace inhibitors:nephrotoxic or protective.?Nephrectomy 87.Hptn.On toprol, (metoprolol) zestril, hctz, hydralazine;which to dc?/ckd 3a/age 69.

ACE inh: Ace inhibitors are great medications for BP and diabetes and scledoderma hypertensive crisis. However, in some patientds they may adversely affect the kidneys, specially if there is underlying renovascular disease. Since you only have one kidney be very carefull. ...Read more

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Is cardiazem (diltiazem) a hypertension drug

Yes and no: Cardizem is a medicine with a few different indications. It can be used for blood pressure, though it's not that effective for this reason. More commonly, it's used to slow down your heart and control fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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I take clonidine troprol XL lisinipril & celebrex (celecoxib) is this safe?

I take clonidine  troprol XL  lisinipril & celebrex (celecoxib)  is this safe?

With the exception: Of the innate side effects in each medication, and as long as your blood pressure is not too low, then it is a pretty safe mix as they do not work on the same receptors and shouldn't overlap. That being said, the one possible problem is taking an NSAID (celebrex) and lisinopril, you can cause kidney damage as one shuts down efferent and one afferent arteries to glomeruli. Be cautious. ...Read more

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Does norvasc, Diovan (valsartan) and/or allopurinol cause urinary problems?

Does norvasc, Diovan (valsartan) and/or allopurinol cause urinary problems?

No: No, they are perfectly safe drugs in a normal individual with hypertension and gout. However the renal function needs to be monitored every 3-6 months in someone who takes Diovan (valsartan) or allopurinol. ...Read more

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Husband on tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) and now also benicar/ any danger?

Husband on tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) and now also benicar/ any danger?

Perhaps: Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) contains trandolapril (an ace inhibitor) plus verapamil (a calcium channel blocker). Benicar is an arb (angiotensin blocker). The combination of an ace & arb is associated with increased side effects such as high potassium levels and decreased kidney function and low blood pressure. Not a good combination. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Trandolapril And Verapamil (Definition)

Trandolapril|verapamil is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood ...Read more