Lercanidipine 20mg Tablets

Lercanidipine 20mg Tablets (84 tablets)

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Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Lercanidipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It widens the blood vessels, which decreases the pressure on the heart. It is a daily tablet available in two strengths: 10mg and 20mg. Lercanidipine may take up to two weeks to reach its full effect, but it has a longer duration than other similar medicines. Lercanidipine is popular because, for some people, it is more easily tolerated than other blood pressure medicines.

Calcium channel blockers are used to treat mild to moderate cases of hypertension. Lercanidipine works by targeting muscle cells on the arterial walls throughout the body. These muscle cells require calcium to contract, and calcium channel blockers actively reduce their access to calcium. This means instead of contracting, the arterial muscles start to relax. This results in a mild widening of the arteries, which makes it easier for the heart to circulate blood. 

It is estimated that one in four adults in The UK suffer from hypertension. However, many won’t even realise they have the condition. This is because high blood pressure doesn’t usually present with any noticeable symptoms. The only way to gain an informed diagnosis is to have your blood pressure checked by your GP. It is recommended that adults over the age of 40 have their blood pressure checked at least once every five years. If hypertension is ignored, the ensuing complications can become serious. For example, uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. Lercanidipine cannot completely cure high blood pressure or angina, but it will help to manage the condition. Lercanidipine generally takes up to two weeks to reach its full effect. Even if you feel perfectly healthy, it is important to continue taking your prescribed medicine until your doctor advises you otherwise.

Hypertension treatment should not be seen as the sole solution to high blood pressure. Instead, it should be used to supplement a heart-smart lifestyle. There are a number of choices you can make that will help reduce the stress on your heart, including:

  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Reducing the amount of salt in your diet.
  • Cutting back on alcohol if you drink too much.
  • Losing weight (if overweight).
  • Exercise regularly (30 minutes a day).
  • Reduce the amount of caffeine you drink.
  • Quit smoking if you smoke.
  • Aim to get at least six hours sleep every night.

 

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  • Discreet packaging & confidential service - we don't include any branding or pharmacy logo on our packaging meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • UK based and GMC UK registered Doctors
  • Only proven prescription medication available
  • Approved by the National Pharmacy Association and CareQuality Commission

There are some Non-Prescription alternatives to help treat High Blood Pressure including;

  • Eat more fruit, vegetables, and low fat foods
  • Limit salt, sugary drinks and red meats
  • Cut back on saturated and trans fats alongside cholesterol.
  • Try to limit stress
  • Consider alternative therapies such as Acupuncture and meditation.

Always follow your prescription exactly. Generally, the initial dose of Lercanidipine is one 10mg tablet per day. Your doctor may change this dose depending on the severity of your condition and your body’s response to the medicine. Continue taking Lercanidipine until your doctor advises that you stop, even if you feel healthy.

Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water. Take it on an empty stomach – Lercanidipine will be most effective if taken at least 30 minutes before your breakfast.

Avoid grapefruit juice, as it is known to interact with Lercanidipine. A substance in the grapefruit increases the concentration of the drug within the bloodstream, which may make you more susceptible to side effects.

If, for any reason, you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for your next tablet, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to compensate for a dose that you have missed.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Lercanidipine, however, if you do they can include:

Dizziness, headache, heart palpitations, blushing of the face or neck, swelling of the ankle

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

The active ingredient in Lercanidipine tablets is:

Lercanidipine hydrochloride

Lercanidipine tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glyconate, povidone K30, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, talc, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 6000, ferric oxide (E172)

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Lercanidipine is unsuitable if you:

  • Have a history of allergic reactions to similar drugs (e.g. amlodipine, felodipine, isradipine)
  • Have circulation problems, unstable angina, or untreated heart failure
  • Recently suffered a heart attack
  • Suffer from severe kidney or liver problems
  • Are breastfeeding

Certain medicines inhibit the isoenzyme CYP3A4. They increase the concentration of Lercanidipine in the bloodstream, and so should not be taken alongside one another. These medicines include:

  • Antifungal medicines (e.g. itraconazole, ketoconazole)
  • Certain antibiotics (e.g. erythromycin, troleandomycin)
  • Certain HIV medicines (e.g. ritonavir, nelfinavir)
  • Ciclosporin/cyclosporine

Avoid grapefruit juice.

Talk to your GP if you have other heart conditions or any problems with your kidneys or liver.

Inform your GP or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • Other medicines for high blood pressure, including beta-blockers, ACE-inhibitors or diuretics
  • Cimetidine
  • Digoxin
  • Rifampicin
  • Midazolam
  • Certain allergy medicines (e.g. astemizole, terfenadine)
  • Arrhythmia medicines (e.g. quinidine, amiodarone)
  • Epilepsy medicines (e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine)

Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

UK ORDERS

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. We always aim to dispatch all orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders can be fully tracked in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

REMOTE AREAS

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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