Larcan is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It belongs to a group of medicines known as calcium channel blockers and helps to... View More
Uses of Larcan
Side effects of Larcan
How to use Larcan
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. Larcan is to be taken empt... View More
How Larcan works
Larcan is a calcium channel blocker. It regulates the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the pressure on them, thereby making it ... View More
What if you forget to take Larcan?
If you miss a dose of Larcan, 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 re... View More
Mild to moderate essential hypertension, Stroke prevention.
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach at least 15 min before meals.
Oral Hypertension Adult: As hydrochloride: 10 mg once daily, increased after 2 wk to 20 mg daily if necessary. Elderly: The recommended dosage is 1... View More
Renal impairment: Dosage may need to be reduced in mild to moderate renal impairment. Avoid in patients with CrCl <12 ml/min.
Severe hepatic or renal impairment; aortic stenosis, unstable angina, uncontrolled heart failure, within 1 mth of MI; and known hypersensitivity to any ... View More
Mode of Action
Lercanidipine is a dihydropyridine calcium-channel blocker which acts by inhibiting the influx of calcium ions through the slow channels of the vascular... View More
Left ventricular dysfunction, sick sinus syndrome (if pacemaker not fitted), left ventricular dysfunction and ischaemic heart disease.
Tachycardia, oedema, flushing, headache, dizziness, asthenia, rash, diarrhoea, polyuria, palpitations, hypotension, drowsiness, myalgia.
Plasma concentration reduced by inducers of CYP3A4 eg rifampicin, phenytoin, carbamazepine. Bioavailability also reduced by metoprolol and possibly prop... View More
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