A 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. During clinical studies in people taking Mavik, systolic blood pressure (the top number) decreased on average by 7 to 10 mmHg, and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) decreased by 4 to 5 mmHg on average. Certain factors can affect how much blood pressure drops, including age, ethnicity, and drug dose.
By lowering blood pressure, Mavik can also decrease the risks that are seen with long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).
For people with congestive heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction following a heart attack, the effects of Mavik on the heart and blood vessels may increase survival. For people with left ventricular dysfunction, Mavik may also decrease the chances of developing symptoms of congestive heart failure.

When and How to Take Mavik

Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include:
  • Mavik comes in the form of a tablet that is usually taken once or twice a day.
  • It may be taken with or without food.
  • Mavik should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the medicine in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.


The dose of Mavik that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Mavik Dosage for more information.)
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