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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lacicard 4. Please consult your doctor.
Lacicard 4 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the develop... View More
Lacicard 4 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Lacicard 4 may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lacicard 4 is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lacicard 4 may not be needed... View More
Lacicard 4 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lacicard 4 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lacicard 4 is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blocker which hel... View More
Uses of Lacicard 4
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Side effects of Lacicard 4
- Ankle swelling
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Edema (swelling)
- Abdominal pain
How to use Lacicard 4
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. Lacicard 4 may be taken wi... View More
How Lacicard 4 works
Lacicard 4 is a calcium channel blocker. It regulates the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the pressure on them, thereby making... View More
What if you forget to take Lacicard 4?
If you miss a dose of Lacicard 4, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to you... View More
- A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Lacicard 4. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, ... View More
- 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 Lacicard 4 affects you.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Hypertension, Storke prevention
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Hypertension Adult: Initially, 2 mg once daily, may increase after 3-4 wk to 4 mg/day. Max: 6 mg/day. Hepatic impairment: Severe: Reduce dose.
Within 1 mth of MI, cardiogenic shock, unstable angina, aortic stenosis.
Mode of Action
Lacidipine is a potent dihydropyridine Ca antagonist mainly selective for Ca channels in the vascular smooth muscle. It dilates peripheral arterioles re... View More
Conduction abnormalities, congenital or acquired QT prolongation, poor cardiac reserve. Hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.
Headache, flushing, oedema, dizziness, palpitations, aggravation of angina, increased alkaline phosphatase. Rarely asthenia, rash (e.g. erythema and itc... View More
Additive effect w/ diuretics, ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers. May increase plasma level w/ cimetidine. Metabolism may be affected by CYP3A4 inhibitors... View More
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