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Some Tarka precautions and warnings include potential drug interactions and the risk of swelling of the head and neck or dangerously high potassium levels in some people taking this medicine. A few of the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking Tarka include heart disease, diabetes, and kidney failure. There are also some people who should not take Tarka at all, including those who are allergic to the drug or its inactive components and those with very low blood pressure, sick sinus syndrome, or hereditary or idiopathic angioedema.
Tarka: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Tarka® (trandolapril/verapamil hydrochloride ER) if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or any problems with the heart's electrical system (such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, or heart block)
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (the most common form of muscular dystrophy)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin
- Any allergies, including allergies to Tarka, Mavik®, trandolapril, verapamil, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Are on dialysis
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.