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Lercanidipine : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Lercanidipine 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.
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.
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How to Take the Medication -

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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