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Composition for LEREZ

Lercanidipine(10 mg)

food interaction for LEREZ

alcohol interaction for LEREZ

pregnancy interaction for LEREZ

lactation interaction for LEREZ

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lerez 10mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lerez 10mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Lerez 10mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for LEREZ

Lercanidipine(10 mg)

Uses

Lerez 10mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure .

How it works

Lerez 10mg tablet blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels are relaxed and heart beats with less force. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heart beat and protects the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Dizziness, Face redness, Headache, Swelling of ankle, Tachycardia

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Expert advice for LEREZ

  • Notify your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant.
  • Lercanidipine can cause swelling in the ankle or feet. Notify your doctor if it bothers you.
  • The missing dose of the Lercanidipine can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. You can take the medicine at the same time every day to avoid forgetting it.
  • You may get a headache that lasts for a short time, after starting Lercanidipine. This should become less noticeable after a few days.
     
  • Lercanidipine may cause dizziness in the first few days of starting the treatment.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include: 
    • Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
     
  • Swelling, bleeding or tenderness of gums may occur after starting the treatment. Brushing and flossing of teeth carefully and regularly may prevent this.

Frequently asked questions for LEREZ

Lercanidipine

Q.Is lercanidipine a beta blocker/ a diuretic/ a statin/ a calcium channel blocker?
Lercanidipine is a calcium channel blocker and not a beta blocker, a diuretic or a statin

Q.What is lercanidipine hydrochloride used for/ what is lercanidipine used for/ what is lercanidipine hydrochloride/ what is lercanidipine Sandoz?
Lercanidipine is used alone or in combination with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor to treat to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pains associated with heart attack

Q.Is lercanidipine safe/ does lercanidipine cause ankle swelling/weight gain/ hair loss?
Lercanidipine is safe if taken at recommended dosage and duration. It may cause certain side effects such as ankle swelling. Always consult your doctor before its use

Q.How does lercanidipine hydrochloride work?
Lercanidipine hydrochloride relaxes and opens the blood vessels, allows free blood circulation in the body and thus reduces blood pressure

Q.Can i take ibuprofen with lercanidipine?
It is not known whether lercanidipine cause any drug reaction with ibuprofen, always consult your doctor before its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)