Lerka 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Lerka Tablet

Lerka 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

Lerka Tablet side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Ankle swelling
  • Sleepiness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Lerka 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. Lerka 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lerka Tablet works

Lerka 10 mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Lerka Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lerka 10 mg 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.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Lerka 10 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Lerka 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lerka 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lerka 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lerka 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lerka 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lerka 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lerka 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Lerka Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lerka 10 mg 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

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Lerka 10 mg Tablet to improve your blood pressure and/or to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you’re sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Lerka 10 mg Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lerka with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Terbicutis, Terminator
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Benikite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stacort
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete, Indizon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samwell
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lerka

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 10th Aug 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Piramal Enterprises Limited, Piramal Ananata, Agastya Corporate Park, 109 A, 109A/1 to 109/21A, 111 and 110, 110/1 to 110/13, Opposite Fire Brigade, Kamani Junction, Kurla (West), Mumbai 400070, Maharashtra, India
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