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Tarka is used to control high blood pressure in adults. By allowing the blood vessels to relax, Tarka decreases blood pressure and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood. The medicine is a combination of two different drugs; their combined effects cause a greater drop in blood pressure than when either medication is used alone. Tarka has not been approved for use in children, and there are no universally accepted off-label Tarka uses at this time.
Uses for Tarka: An OverviewTarka® (trandolapril and verapamil hydrochloride ER) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to control high blood pressure (hypertension).
Tarka for High Blood PressureA blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example: 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
In previous clinical studies, Tarka has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the dose of Tarka, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be. By lowering blood pressure, Tarka can decrease the risk of developing health problems that occur with long-term high blood pressure, including as a stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). However, Tarka is not a cure for high blood pressure.