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Some people may ask, "What is trandolapril-verapamil ER used for?" Trandolapril-verapamil ER is used to control high blood pressure in adults. Trandolapril-verapamil ER is a combination of two medications. Because of the effects of both medicines, trandolapril-verapamil ER can cause a greater drop in blood pressure than when either medication is used alone. Trandolapril-verapamil ER has not been approved for use in children and there are currently no universally accepted off-label uses for this medication.

Uses for Trandolapril-Verapamil ER: An Overview

Trandolapril-verapamil hydrochloride ER (Tarka®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to control high blood pressure (hypertension).

Trandolapril-Verapamil ER for High Blood Pressure

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. High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90, with multiple blood pressure readings.
In previous clinical studies, trandolapril-verapamil ER has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The higher the dose of trandolapril-verapamil ER, the greater the drop in blood pressure tended to be. By lowering blood pressure, trandolapril-verapamil ER can decrease the risk of developing health problems that occur with long-term high blood pressure, such as a stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). However, trandolapril-verapamil ER is not a cure for high blood pressure.
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