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Lacidipine is used alone or in combination with other anti-hypertensive medicines to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

How it works

Lacidipine is a calcium channel blocker. It causes relaxation and widening of blood vessels so that blood can flow easily at a lowered pressure.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Frequent urge to urinate, Rash, Altered liver function test, Ankle swelling, Dizziness, Fatigue, Flushing, Headache, Itching, Nausea, Skin redness, Stomach upset


Expert advice

  • Consult the doctor before taking lacidipine if you have uneven heart beat, heart problem or liver problem.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any medicines for hypertension, arrhythmia, depression, sedatives (sleeping pills), antibiotics, antihistaminics (medicines for allergies), medicine for stomach problem and corticosteroids.
  • Use of lacidipine can affect the results of blood tests relating to liver. Please tell your doctor that you take this drug prior to such tests.
  • Stop taking lacidipine if you get chest pain (angina) or a fast, weak pulse, rapid shallow breathing, low blood pressure, cold clammy skin, blue lips or feel dizzy, faint or weak.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines, if you feel dizzy after taking lacidipine.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is lacidipine an ACE inhibitor/ beta blocker?
No. Lacidipine is not an ACE inhibitor/beta blocker. It is a calcium channel blocker.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)