Mavik Side Effects

While most people tolerate Mavik well, there are some possible side effects with the drug. A few common Mavik side effects include dizziness, extremely low blood pressure, and heartburn or indigestion. Among the rare side effects of Mavik are a decreased sex drive, fatigue, constipation, and a spinning sensation (vertigo). There are also some serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider immediately, including unexplained swelling of the head or neck, wheezing, and difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Mavik Side Effects: An Overview

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Mavik® (trandolapril). However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Mavik well. When people do develop Mavik side effects, in many cases they are minor, meaning they either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects can occur but are less common.
 
About 1.4 percent of people stop taking Mavik because of side effects.
 
(The Mavik side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with Mavik. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
 

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.
     
 
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