Lacivas 4mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Lacivas 4mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blocker which helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the workload of the heart. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Lacivas 4mg Tablet also helps to prevent the buildup of plaque (cholesterol deposit) in your arteries wall. It may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on your blood pressure levels and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of the day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight, and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

The most common side effects include nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain, edema, dizziness, flushing, headache, itching, rash, erythema, and palpitations. Consult your doctor if any of these bother you, or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Benefits of Lacivas Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Lacivas 4mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. Take regularly, as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

Side effects of Lacivas Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lacivas

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Erythema (skin redness)

How to use Lacivas Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lacivas 4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lacivas Tablet works

Lacivas 4mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It regulates the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the pressure on them, thereby making it easier for the heart to pump more blood throughout the body. In this way, it normalizes the blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lacivas 4mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lacivas 4mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lacivas 4mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lacivas 4mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lacivas 4mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lacivas 4mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lacivas 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lacivas 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lacivas Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lacivas 4mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Lacivas 4mg Tablet
₹7.51/Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Lacivas 4mg Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform any activity that requires mental focus until you know how Lacivas 4mg Tablet affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dihydropyridines derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Calcium channel blockers- Dihydropyridines (DHP)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lacivas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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FAQs

Q. What is Lacivas 4mg Tablet?

Lacivas 4mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines which block the calcium channels in the blood vessel. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in patients with high blood pressure. This widens the diameter of the blood vessels which helps the blood to pass through them more easily.

Q. My blood pressure is now controlled. Can I stop Lacivas 4mg Tablet?

No, do not stop taking Lacivas 4mg Tablet on your own, as it may worsen your condition. You should take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Q. What changes can I make to control my blood pressure better?

Avoid eating grapefruit (chakotra) or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Lacivas 4mg Tablet. Take a low sodium and low fat diet, and adhere to the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor.

Q. Should I take Lacivas 4mg Tablet on an empty stomach?

Lacivas 4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time everyday. This reduces the chances of missing doses and also helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in your body.

Q. I have developed ankle swelling after using Lacivas 4mg Tablet. What should I do now?

Lacivas 4mg Tablet can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.

Q. Can Lacivas 4mg Tablet cause dizziness? How do I prevent it?

Yes. Lacivas 4mg Tablet can cause dizziness as a side effect. If you experience dizziness sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. Also, avoid alcohol intake during the course of treatment as it may worsen the dizziness.

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References

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