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Lotensyl 10 mg Tablet

Manufactured bySUN PHARMA LABORATORIES LTD
Description

Lotensyl 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lotensyl 10 mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Swelling of hands and feet
  • Redness of skin
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Muscle pain
  • Tiredness and weakness

Uses of Lotensyl 10 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as lightheadedness, dizziness, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of fetal harm. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to lercanidipine, other dihydropyridines, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Severe renal impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of severe renal impairment (GFR < 30 ml/min) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of severe liver function impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Unstable angina

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of unstable angina since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Congestive Heart Failure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with an untreated congestive heart failure since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the increased risk of fetal harm. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Mild to moderate liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver function impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects including a very low blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Driving and Operating machines

This medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness in some patients. 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 dizziness while taking this medicine.

Mild to moderate renal impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of renal function impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Angina pectoris

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of angina pectoris. This risk is especially higher in patients with heart diseases and especially at the beginning of therapy. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as lightheadedness, dizziness, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Metoprolol

Cyclosporine

CYP3A4 inhibitors

Cimetidine

CYP3A4 inducers

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 adverse effects. These side effects may include dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, fainting, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Inform the doctor immediately if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

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

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00528

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Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 26 December 2017]. Available from:

http://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database

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https://db.cbg-meb.nl/Bijsluiters/h107822_piluk.pdf
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