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General Information on Lacidipine

Generic Name : Lacidipine

Pronunciation : lah-SID-dih-peen

Latest prescription information about Lacidipine. 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 : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Lacidipine

Why is Lacidipine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for hypertension. 

When should Lacidipine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with heart attack and shock due to heart failure.

What is the dosage of Lacidipine?

Adult: Oral- Initial- 2 mg once daily, up to 4-6 mg/day if needed.

How should Lacidipine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Lacidipine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver and kidney disease, blood disorder, allergic reactions, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Do not drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Lacidipine?

  Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, weakness and mood disturbances.
  Heart: Flushing, palpitations and chest pain.
  Miscellaneous: Rash, nausea, urinary frequency and muscle cramps.

What are the other precautions for Lacidipine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Lacidipine?

Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (30C).

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