February 28 2020

LACIDIPINE

List of brands containing lacidipine   

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle lacidipine in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

The active ingredient lacidipine belongs to a group of medicines called antihypertensives.

This medicine help to lower blood pressure in patients who have high BP (arterial hypertension).

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given lacidipine.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

Each tablet contains 2-4-6 mg lacidipine. The other ingredients are lactose, povidone K30, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, and sodium benzoate

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Important information     

The tablets contain lactose. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to sugars, contact him before taking it.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use lacidipine

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to lacidipine or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Nor you should take this medicine:

If you have a narrowing of the aorta (severe aortic stenosis).

Take special care with lacidipine

You should tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other medicines to treat high blood pressure, to control heart rhythm or for any other alteration and if you have or have had liver problems or heart.

If you have to undergo surgery or an emergency treatment in a hospital, tell the attending physician that you are taking lacidipine. You should also tell the dentist about this if you have to undergo a dental treatment.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.

If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.

Especially:

- Antihypertensives (medicines to lower blood pressure),
- Cimetidine (drugs for gastric disorders),
- Tricyclic antidepressants (medicines for depression),
- Tranquilizers,
- Antibiotics or
- Antihistamines.

Use with food and beverages

You should refrain from taking grapefruit juice while taking lacidipine

Special physiological situations

Pregnancy and lactation:

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Your doctor will assess the benefit / risk relationship before prescribing lacidipine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Children

Lacidipine is not indicated in children.

Driving and using machines

There have not been described possible undesirable effects from this drug on the ability to drive or operate machinery.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

How to use lacidipine     

Follow carefully the instructions of use of lacidipine provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given on this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

Your doctor will indicate the duration of your treatment with this medicine. Do not stop treatment earlier. It is important to take the tablets according to the dose prescribed by your doctor and at the right time.

The usual dose of lacidipine is 2 to 4 mg every morning.

Your doctor may change the medication dose according to your needs and you must follow the doctor's instructions

The tablets should be swallowed whole with water. Do not take it with grapefruit juice.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take lacidipine     

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking lacidipine.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of lacidipine. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with lacidipine at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with lacidipine, immediately consult your doctor.

If you take more than you should:

If you have taken more lacidipine than you should, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or the Toxicological Information Center in your country. However, if the amount ingested is important, see a doctor or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Take the pack and the rest of unconsumed medicine.

If you forget to take lacidipine

Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses. If you forget to take a dose corresponding to one day, take your normal dose the next day.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of lacidipine     

Like all medicines, lacidipine can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Common side effects:

- Headaches, Blush, and fast heartbeat. (These side effects may go away as your body adjusts to the medication).
- Lightheadedness or dizziness after the first or second dose. (Lie down for a short period of time and you will feel better).
- Swollen members spots, rash itching upset stomach,
- nausea, more frequent urination, a slight feeling of weakness.

If any of these symptoms appear, it is not necessary to stop taking the tablets, but you have to tell the doctor as soon as possible.

Uncommon side effects:

- Inflammation of the gums. (If this symptom appears, it is not necessary to stop taking the tablets, but you have to tell the doctor as soon as possible).

This list does not include all adverse reactions associated with the use of lacidipine, both well established as those that are under consideration or confirmation. In case you feel unwell, should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed this medicine.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing lacidipine     

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle lacidipine in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

N/A

Brazil:     

LACIPIL 4 mg, 14 tablets

Canada:     

N/A

France:     

CALDINE 2 mg, 30-90 tablets
CALDINE 4 mg, 30-90 tablets

Germany:     

N/A

India:     

LACIVAS 2 mg, tablets
LACIVAS 4 mg, tablets
SINOPIL 2 mg, tablets
SINOPIL 4 mg, tablets

Italy:     

APONIL 4 mg, 28 tablets
APONIL 6 mg, 14 tablets
LACIDIPINA TEVA 4 mg, 28 tablets
LACIPIL 4 mg, 28 tablets
LACIPIL 6 mg, 14 tablets
LACIREX 6 mg, 14 tablets
LACIREX 4 mg, 28 tablets
LADIP 4 mg, 28 tablets
LADIP 6 mg, 14 tablets
VIAPRES 4 mg, 28 tablets
VIAPRES 6 mg, 14 tablets

Japan:     

N/A

Mexico:     

LACIPIL 2 mg, 28 tablets
LACIPIL 4 mg, 14 tablets
MIDOTENS 4 mg, 14 dragees

Pakistan:     

N/A

Spain:     

LACIMEN 4 mg, 28 tablets
LACIPIL 4 mg, 28 tablets
MOTENS 4 mg, 28 tablets

Turkey:     

LACIPIL 4 mg, 28 tablets

United Kingdom:     

LACIDIPINE AAH PHARMA 2 mg, 28 tablets
LACIDIPINE AAH PHARMA 4 mg, 28 tablets
LACIDIPINE TEVA 2 mg, 28 tablets
LACIDIPINE TEVA 4 mg, 28 tablets
MOTENS 2 mg, 28 tablets
MOTENS 4 mg, 28 tablets

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

N/A

Page updated: December 11, 2010.