Trandate is a medical preparation that belongs to the group of drugs called adrenergic receptor blocker. Its course of action amounts to blocking alpha and beta receptors in the body to the point where the blood pressure is considerably reduced. Because of this, Trandate is an immensely popular and effective hypertension treatment means. It can be used alone as well as combined with diuretics or other medicines.
There are certain kinds of medication that interact with Trandate quite badly. Your doctor has to known that you are taking medicines that can possibly affect the Trandate treatment regimen. Be careful if you are on calcium channel blockers, general anesthetics, or nitroglycerin, as any drug from this list either has been shown to increase Trandate's side effects or its own side effects can be influenced by Trandate greatly. Remember also that the effect of beta-agonists such as albuterol is often decreased if you use them at the same time as Trandate.
Trandate is usually given in the form of an injection that is administer at your doctor's office. If you wish to use Trandate at home, make sure that you have learnt all the peculiarities from an experienced nurse. Upon standing up after the injection sever dizziness can occur, which is why you need to lie down at once after the procedure and remain like this for several hours.