Lercanidipine and its Interactions with Food, Herbs and Alcohol

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Lercanidipine interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - It is important to know how to take the medication to avoid the drug-food interaction. This interaction can sometimes also reduce the effectiveness of the drug itself.

Drug Name : Lercanidipine

Lercanidipine is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for hypertension.

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Lercanidipine Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit and Juice: Eating or drinking grapefruit and its juice will increase the plasma concentration of the drug resulting in side effects.

High-fat meal: Lercanidipine is not recommended with high-fat meals as high fat meals increase the absorption of the medication.


Lercanidipine Interactions with Alcohol

Alcohol may further lower blood pressure.

How to Take the Medication - Lercanidipine

Lercanidipine comes in the form of a tablet to be taken orally. It should be taken once in a day preferably half an hour before food. Swallow the tablet completely. The initially prescribed dose is 10mg per day which may be increased to 20mg after a few weeks. Don't exceed the recommended dose. Do not stop the medicine on your own even if you feel well.



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