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Clinical Effects of Trandate

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 Trandate, both systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased significantly. The higher the dose, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be.
 
By lowering blood pressure, Trandate can decrease the risk of developing health problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, that can result from long-term hypertension (see Effects of High Blood Pressure).
 

When and How Do I Take the Medicine?

Some general considerations for when and how to take Trandate include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in tablet form, but it is also available in injection form for use in the hospital setting. Most people take it two or three times a day.
     
  • You can take Trandate with or without food.
 
  • Take your doses at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the medicine in your blood.
     
  • For Trandate to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. This drug will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • You should not stop Trandate without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Stopping it abruptly increases the risk of serious side effects (see Trandate Precautions and Warnings).
     

Dosing Information

The dose of Trandate your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other drugs you may be taking
  • How you respond to Trandate.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Trandate Dosage for more information.)
 
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