Lotensyl 10 mg
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Lotensyl 10 mg (Lercanidipine)
Lotensyl has been prescribed by the physicians for the treatment of mild to moderate high blood pressure. It comprises of an active ingredient Lercanidipine, which is a selective calcium channel blocker with mainly vascular effects. It is a prescription medicine that lowers the blood pressure by blocking the entry of calcium channel blockers into the heart. This activity decreases contraction of the heart and widens the blood vessels, and the blood pressure is reduced.
Lotensyl general information
What is Lotensyl used for?
Lotensyl 10 mg is a selective calcium channel blocker, which is indicated for the treatment of hypertension (blood pressure). Your physician may also prescribe this medicine for other conditions not mentioned in this medication guide. So, it is important to start Lercanidipine treatment only under the supervision of a certified physician.
How does Lotensyl work?
The main component of the medicine is Lercanidipine, which functions by widening arteries, which lowers the blood pressure level in the body.
Where to buy Lotensyl online?
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What does Lotensyl contain?
Each film-coated Lotensyl tablet contains 10 mg of the active ingredient Lercanidipine, a calcium channel blocker belonging to a class of drugs called dihydropyridines.
Effects of alcohol and grapefruit on Lotensyl
The consumption of alcohol may increase the effects and side effects of Lotensyl, therefore, avoid consuming alcohol during the treatment.
Grapefruit can increase the concentration of Lercanidipine in your blood. Therefore, avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grape juice while you are taking this medicine.
What are the side effects of Lotensyl?
Like any other medicine, Lotensyl 10 mg can cause side effects, although not everyone experiences them. Some of the reported unwanted effects are:
- Faster heart beats
- Ankle swelling
- Flushing of the face and neck
Rare side effects include:
- Muscle pain
- Pain in the abdomen
- Chest pain
- Passing large amount of urine
If any of the side effects persisting or does not go away, please contact your physician.
What medications interact with Lotensyl?
Inform your physician if you are using any other medicine. Avoid taking Lotensyl 10 mg with any medicine which inhibits metabolism and, therefore, may influence the working of the medicine. Your physician will know which medicines these are and some of them are as follows:
Some medicines that can influence the concentration of Lercanidipine in your blood are:
- Beta blockers
Consult with your physician if you are taking any of the above medicines. Always inform your physician before taking any drug.
When should Lotensyl not be used?
- Lotensyl should not be taken by patients with known hypersensitivity to dihydropyridine or any other ingredients of the preparation.
- It should not be administered in patients with severe renal and hepatic impairment.
- Concomitant use of this medicine with cyclosporine should be avoided.
- It is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age.
How should Lotensyl be taken?
The recommended dose of Lotensyl is 10 mg once daily. Your physician may increase your dose up to 20 mg daily, depending on the health condition and ability to tolerate the strength. The tablets should be swallowed with a glass of water, preferably in the morning at least 15 minutes before breakfast. This is the prescription medicine and should only be taken under the proper guidance of a physician.
How long should Lotensyl be taken?
Continue taking it as for long as long as your physician recommends.
Missed dose of Lotensyl
If you forget to take a dose of Lotensyl 10 mg then take it as soon as you come to know, unless it is nearly time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses together in order to recompense the forgotten one.
How should Lotensyl be stored?
- Keep Lotensyl tablets away from children and pet
- Store it in the original package only to protect from direct light
- Do not keep your medicine on the window sill as heat and dampness can destroy some medicines