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Lacidipine : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Lacidipine with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Lacidipine is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for hypertension.

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Lacidipine Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit and Juice: Eating or drinking grapefruit and its juice will increase the drug levels in the blood.

Lacidipine Interactions with Alcohol

Lacidipine alone can cause headache, dizziness, flushing and ankle swelling. If you take alcohol along with lacidipine, it will add to the side effects of the drug.
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How to Take the Medication -

Lacidipine is available in the form of a tablet to be taken once a day preferably in the morning with food or on an empty stomach. In the beginning, 2 mg per day is the recommended dose. After 3-4 weeks, the dose may be increased up to 4 mg by your doctor according to your response to the medication. Don't exceed and skip the recommended dose. Strictly follow the instructions given by your doctor.
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