Lercanidipine - Drug Information

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General Information on Lercanidipine

Generic Name : Lercanidipine

Pronunciation : ler-kah-NIH-dih-peen

Latest prescription information about Lercanidipine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Calcium Channel Blockers

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lercanidipine

India : 

International : 

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 is Lercanidipine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for hypertension. It works by relaxing blood vessels which lowers blood pressure.

When should Lercanidipine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation and in patients with uncontrolled heart failure.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

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.

What is the dosage of Lercanidipine?

Adult: PO- 10 mg once daily, increase to 20 mg daily after 2 weeks if needed.

How should Lercanidipine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lercanidipine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver and kidney diseases.

What are the side effects of Lercanidipine?

  Heart: Flushing, fast heart rate, palpitation and low blood pressure.
  Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, weakness and drowsiness.
  Miscellaneous: Rash, diarrhea, increased urination and muscle pain.

What are the other precautions for Lercanidipine?

Take full course of treatment.

What are the storage conditions of Lercanidipine?

Store it at room temperature.

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