Trade Names/Brand Names :
Lercanil, Lercapress, Zanidip, Carbimen, Cardiovasc, Carmen, Carmen Ace, Corifeo, Evipress, Larcadip, Larcan, Lecard, Lercadip, Lercan, Lercanidipin Heumann, Lercanidipine Actavis, Lercanidipine Arrow Génériques, Lercanidipine Biogaran, Lercanidipine Bouchara Recordati, Lercanidipine Mylan, Lercanidipine Qualimed, Lercanidipine Ratiopharm, Lercanidipine Sandoz, Lercanidipine Winthrop, Lercanidipine Zydus, Lercanidipin-Hcl Al, Lercanidipin-Hcl Stada, Lercanil, Lercapin, Lercaprel, Lercapress, Lercaril, Lercaton, Lerdip, Leridip, Lerzam, Primacor, Renovia, Vasodip, Zanedip Orifarm, Zanedip, Zaneril, Zan-Extra, Zanicor, Zanidip, Zanipress, Zanipril
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for hypertension. It works by relaxing blood vessels which lowers blood pressure.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation and in patients with uncontrolled heart failure.
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: PO- 10 mg once daily, increase to 20 mg daily after 2 weeks if needed.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth on an empty stomach.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver and kidney diseases.
Side Effects :
Flushing, fast heart rate, palpitation and low blood pressure.
• Central Nervous System
Headache, dizziness, weakness and drowsiness.
Rash, diarrhea, increased urination and muscle pain.
Other Precautions :
Take full course of treatment.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.