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Common Mavik Side Effects

Mavik has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to those that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common Mavik side effects seen in people with high blood pressure include:
  • Cough -- up to 2 percent (see Mavik Cough)
  • Dizziness -- up to 1.3 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 1 percent.
For people with left ventricular dysfunction or congestive heart failure, the most common side effects with Mavik include:
  • Cough -- up to 35 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 23 percent
  • Extremely low blood pressure -- up to 11 percent
  • Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia) -- up to 6.4 percent.
Other side effects with Mavik (occurring in more than 1 percent of people with high blood pressure, left ventricular dysfunction, or congestive heart failure) include but are not limited to:
  • Increased potassium levels in the blood
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Slowed heart rate
  • A stroke
  • Weakness.

Mavik Side Effects to Report

There are a number of side effects with Mavik that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, and throat)
  • Unexplained swelling of the hands and/or feet
  • Unexplained skin rash
  • Itching
  • Unexplained blisters or peeling of the skin
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells
  • Stomach pain with or without vomiting
  • Any symptoms that might suggest an infection, such as a fever or sore throat
  • Decreases in the amount of urine produced.
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