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 Tarka, systolic blood pressure (the top number) decreased by 7 to 12 mmHg on average and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) decreased by 6 to 8 mmHg on average. 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, such as a heart attack or stroke, that can result from long-term high blood pressure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).

When and How to Take Tarka

Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include:
  • Tarka comes in tablet form. It is taken once a day.
  • It should be taken with food.  


  • Tarka should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • For Tarka to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.


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