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A few common side effects of Tarka include headaches, upper respiratory tract infections, and a certain type of irregular heart rhythm. In many cases, side effects of this drug are minor and easy to treat. However, there are several side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including unexplained swelling of the head or neck, an unexplained skin rash, or decreased urine output.

An Overview of Tarka Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects associated with Tarka® (trandolapril/verapamil hydrochloride ER). However, not everyone who takes Tarka will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well.
When people do develop Tarka side effects, in many cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects can occur, but are less common.
(The side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with Tarka. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Tarka

Tarka 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 side effects that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common Tarka side effects seen in people with high blood pressure include:
  • Headaches -- up to 8.9 percent of people
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the flu or common cold -- up to 5.4 percent of people
  • Cough -- up to 4.6 percent of people (see Tarka Cough)
  • A certain type of irregular heart rhythm (known as AV block) -- up to 3.9 percent of people
  • Constipation -- up to 3.3 percent of people
  • Increased liver enzymes in the blood -- up to 3.2 percent of people.
Other side effects, occurring in more than 1 percent of people, include but are not limited to:
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