TARKA Reviews

Average Rating: 2.9 (27 Ratings)

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 5  Hypertension I used to take a higher dosage but had a beta block as a consequence of another drug I used with it. That was stopped and I kept on being tired and slow pulse so dr reduced the dosage Use at night had some sleeping problems but also improved with time Still coughing but I know it is one of the side effects Good quality but very expensive for a pensioner May be you should motivate to medical aids to pay a bit more for this treatment F 71 10 years
180 1X D
 4  hi bp cough.....gain weight....... 34 6 months
 5  blood pressure control It is the only medicine that has controlled my blood pressure with no side effects. Lopressor made my lips and face swell M 69 15 years
240/40 2X D
 3  high blood pressure Uncontrollable cough. It got worse over the months that I used it. Finally had to switch meds. It's very expensive. M 47 3 years
 3  hypertension and rapid heart rate pounding heart; chest pressure; shortness of breath,poor sleep I have taken Tarka 2 for almost 2 years. After losing 30 lbs, I started to have side effects. Prior to weight loss, Tarka successfully controlled my blood pressure and heart rate with no problems. I now take a diuretic and have no side effects. F 58 2 years
 2  hypertension developed an almost constant hacking dry cough, which is a well known side effect of ACE inhibitors. I couldn't go anywhere without coughing. Did lower BP but MD changed it to an ARB. Tarka is a brand named combination pill, very expensive. Ask your MD for generic Verapamil, and generic Trandolapril. Same exact meds only at at least 1/2 the price. F 50 3 years
 4  BP Dry Cough Works for me M 3 years
 3  Hypertension Sleeplessness Started taking 4/240 after Mavik 4mg didn't control pressure. Took it at night so AM pressure wouldn't be high. Worked, but couldn't sleep. Now taking it in the AM, but pressure isn't controlled as well. Dr. considering a change. F 61 2 years
 4  high blood pressure dry, hacking cough during the night, loss of sex drive, fatigue Immediately lowered my blood pressure to a normal level F 39 1 years
 2  high blood pressure Loss of sex drive , doesnot control blood bressure for very long,causes a lot of sleepyness, Joint pain dailey, un sure if it contributes to otherproblems such as constipation. feel draged out and tire all time. Have been taking one tablet dailey 4/240mg seems to cause more problems than it helps. have been on this for aver 3 years so I would think there has been plenty of time to adjust to and & all changes it causes. seems to only work for about 6 hours then any activity cause blood pressure to climb again. M 67 3 years
 5  High Blood Pressure At first I was quite tired.I had little energy. After taking the drug for about 2 weeks, everything was back to normal again. After being on 4 different medications, this one controls my B/P perfectly. It was 140/90, but now it is 124/70. No side effects whatsoever. F 60 1 years
 2  High Blood Pressure headaches, nausua, anxiety, pounding heart at times, sluggish at times, constipation, dry coughing (Dr said it was a common side effect) Dr. started me on 2/180 for blood pressure at 140/80. While on Tarka bp was up and down, but avg of 130/80. Discontiuned it due to nausua feeling everyday, making it hard to eat daily. Headaches in the begining were terrible, but after 4 days reduced to managable headaches. Was taking Tarka, 2 Advil, and Prilosec daily. M 30 20 days
 1  High blood pressure Headaches, blurred vision, no stamina, grey/green palor to skin color, blood pressure erratic, high (140/100)then(120/80)within few minutes/ reduced libido(sex drive), blotchy patches of skin upper body, just to list a few! I have stopped this medication, tapering off, and then using herbal/vitamin supplements, reversed the side effects, which took some time to completly go away, and I feel much better then when on Tarka, and have mostly an acceptable BP in the 120/130 OVER 80/90 range, which is better, most of the time, then when on Tarka. M 62 6 months
 1  slight white coat syndrome b p sweats, headache nausea,,,aches, extreme exhaustion, dizzy, flu like feelings for 9 days,,,stopped taking and will see dr tomorrow to try other. F 70 9 days
 5  High Blood Pressure Minimal. Some dizziness. Much better than Lotrel or Toprol. M 46 4 weeks
 4  high blood pressure dry cough at the beginning, still have headaches but not as bad, have had some constipation, currently experencing hot flashes, very tired, can't seem to get in the sun b/c if I get too hot I get dizzy and can feel my heart beat throbbing through my body, I have also gained about 15 pounds since taking this medicine....I was not a small woman when I started taking this med and really didn't need to gain any weight...I would like to be able to find something that can counter the weight gain... my blood pressure has gone down drastically but really would like to be able to get in the sun F 29 4 weeks
 5  Hypertension A little dry cough and a little constipation at the start, but now that I've adjusted to the med, I'm doing well on it. My MD started me on 2/180 Tarka and increased to 2/240 as my B/P was going up at night again. Since then, my B/P has come down to 130/80 F 43 30 days
 3  hypertension verapamil was no longer working, doc switched me to this..so far it is making my bp too low, I am dizzy. Readings on verapamil was 140ish/100ish...so far with Tarks - 98/68 avg. Not better today - calling Doc. M 40 3 days
 4  hight bp and rapid heart beats Constipation So far I've only noticed constipation I'm hoping it will go away as times goes on...my heart beats fast I'm going to talk to my doc about it tomorrow. It did wonders for my bp. I've only been on it for 1 week. F 33 1 days
 2  hypertension constipation F 55 2 months

TARKA  (TRANDOLAPRIL; VERAPAMIL HYDROCHLORIDE):  This product is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This product contains 2 medications: trandolapril and verapamil. Trandolapril belongs to a class of drugs known as ACE inhibitors. Verapamil belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. They both work by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Verapamil may also lower your heart rate.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)