Lacidipine

Description

Lacidipine is a calcium channel blocker used in the treatment of high blood pressure. It is used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive medicines. Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lacidipine

  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Skin rash
  • Muscle cramps
  • Cough

Uses of Lacidipine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to lacidipine or any other inactive ingredient present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Hypotension

This medicine may lower the blood pressure than the normal range (Hypotension) in some patients. Close monitoring of blood pressure levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Myocardial infarction

This medicine is not recommended for use during or within one month of myocardial infarction. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Use in children

The safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been clinically established in children aged 18 years and below.

Driving or Operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or tiredness in some patients. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clozapine

Other antihypertensive agents

Ketoconazole

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, fainting, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels which allows the blood to flow smoothly and decreases blood pressure.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Drugs.com. 2018 [cited 13 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugs.com/uk/pdf/leaflet/1032147.pdf

Lacidipine 2 mg Film-Coated Tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 13 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3715/smpc

Lacidipine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 13 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09236

Lacidipine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 13 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Lacidipine

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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Feb 2019

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