Medicine Overview of Lerka Tablet
Side effects of Lerka Tablet
Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, 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 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Lerka Tablet works
Lerka 10mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.
In Depth Information on Lerka Tablet
Expert advice for Lerka Tablet
- It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
- To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
- Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens).
- Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.
- Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.
Lerka Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Lerka Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lerka 10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
No information is available on the use of Lerka 10mg Tablet+more
during lactation. Please consult your doctor....
Lerka 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Lerka 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lerka 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Lerka 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease....
Use of Lerka 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Lerka 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lerka 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Lerka 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease....
Use of Lerka 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup
If you miss a dose of Lercanidipine, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Lerka Tablet
Frequently asked questions about 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.