Lercanidipine

Category: Blood Pressure



Lercanidipine Overview

Lercanidipine (trade name Zanidip, among others) is an antihypertensive (blood pressure lowering) drug. It belongs to the dihydropyridine class of calcium channel blockers, which work by relaxing and opening the blood vessels allowing the blood to circulate more freely around the body. This lowers the blood pressure and allows the heart to work more efficiently.[1] The drug acts more slowly than older dihydropyridines. It probably has fewer adverse effects, but a comparatively...

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Lercanidipine 10mg headaches

Iam taking Lercanidipine 10mg. Have been on it three weeks, however every day for the last twelve days ive devloped a nasty headache around 3.30 in the afternoons, it can last upto 3 or 4 hours, sometimes i have to go to bed. I also take one Bendroflumethazide 2.5mg daily. Ive tried lots of hp drugs but had to change them because of severe itching,i dispair of finding a medication that works, i fully understand there may be side effects but nothing lowers my blood pressure. I am thinking of stopping them for a week to see how things go. i would normally speak with my Dr. first but am going away for four days tomorrow, just going to have a complete rest away from pressures at home. I thank you in advance for any help you can give me. Best wishes to all suffers. ## Hello Barbara! How are ...

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Lercanidipine 10 mg side effects

Prescribed in addition to Aprovel to reduce increased BP. After second tablet, itchy rash over arms, legs and abdomen, throat constriction, nausea, swellings, small ulcers on lips and tongue, agitation. I am not familiar with any of these symptoms and have never suffered from psoriasis in past. Phoned GP who advised to discontinue at once and given appointment next week. Have taken antihistamine as recommended. Three days later, still have rash, ulceration, and throat constriction. ## Rash is slowly fading, and pain on swallowing took 10 days to resolve. Felt unbelievably tired. ## I am so sorry! It definitely sounds like you experienced an allergic reaction and it's good that you called your doctor and stopped the medication immediately, because they tend to worsen with repeated ex...

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Lercanidipine and Candesartan

I have just been prescribed Lercanidipine and Candesartan for my BP and was told not to take Ramapril anymore because of a cough I have had for about 3 months reading the side effects on both of these medicines it says a cough is likely is this true as I want to get rid of my cough and not prolong it I have had a CT scan and the hospital have put it down to the Ramapril I was taking Any advice would be appreciated thankyou ## The Ramipril cough is dreadful. I was fine on 2.5mg as soon as dose was increased I felt as if my throat was closing off and I developed a cough like Gollum!! As a nurse I knew exactly what was causing it and returned to doc and requested a change. The cough disappeared very quickly. ## The dry cough can be a side effect of most blood pressure and heart medications...

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Chest pain taking Lercanidipine

I was prescribed 10 mg Lercanidipine about three weeks ago for high blood pressure. Experiencing two types of chest discomfort, one is my heart pounding in my chest usually accompanied by flushing. This usually passes in a couple of minutes. The second is chest pain when moving about sometimes. This passes in a few minutes upon resting. I also suffer from anxiety and this is definitely not helping!!! I try to stay calm but am beginning to worry about doing anything! If this is just a side effect and will pass then that's OK and I will persevere. Can anyone put my mind at rest please? Also excessive toilet trips! ## Hello, Sam! How are you? Palpitations and flushing can be normal side effects of this medication, as reported by the FDA. As to the chest pain, however, that is something...

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Lercanidipine - itching skin - low BP after jogging

The itching started a few weeks after starting the treatment and became more noticeable with time. I have stopped the tablets and have taken an anti-histamine, which seems to help. The low blood pressure (76/59) issue following my regular runs (4 miles) may not be directly attributable to Lercanidipine (10mg) because I also take Losartan (50mg). I have tried other BP meds - all with side effects, including one that produced swollen ankles with small pink spots. Any observations on either or both side effects would be welcome. ## How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? In many cases, the itching is due to changes in your circulation from taking the medications. However, only a physician can diagnose that definitively. Losartan is well known to cause low blood pressure after ac...

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Lercanidipine side effects

I recently start using Lercanidipine to reduce the diastol pressure and this product is for that effectivness. But I realized at least two or three side effects, A reduction in erectile power and a very frequent production of gas to the point that I would like to change this product for another one. I also note muscular pains in calfs and feeling of tiredness in legs. ## did you change your medication and what did you change to and did it work. ## Hello, Stan! How are you? Those can all be common side effects of this medication, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and dry mouth. However, side effects typically taper off in severity, as your body gets used to the medication and then eventually go away entirely. Generally, if they...

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I've been suffering leg weakness and occasional leg aching

Since starting on Lercanidipine for blood pressure I've been suffering from aches and pains especially in my legs and feeling leg weakness. Has anyone had similar symptoms? ## Have you consulted your doctor? Lercanidipine is a calcium channel blocker and you should consult your doctor, because in some people it can cause peripheral edema, which could explain the symptoms you are experiencing. It could also be due to bad side effects of the medication, or dehydration, since almost all of these medications can increase urinary output. Have you been making sure to take in the proper amount of liquids each day? ## Go to you doctor and tell him you dont want to use that drug anymore my experience was over 4.5 yrs I discovered it was the cause of terrible leg aches and more and stopped co...

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lercanidipine

Hi. I have recently started taking lercanidipine 10mg. And is experiencing palpitations my blood pressure is high 156/98. I was also having green tea with lemon in order to lose weight. Would this counteract with lercanidipine? ## Hello, Ten Ten! How are you? No, those shouldn't affect it. However, how long have you been taking it? If you just started it recently, it may not have been long enough for it to reach its full level of efficacy in your body, yet. It usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. ## Hi ten ten, I have had the same response with lercanidipine. I moved from amlodipine to lercanidipine because the amlodipine was giving me some v...

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Lercadip 10mg Side Effects

Changed medication from Adefin to Lercadip and since than I have swollen feet and very bad pain when walking.Is it possible this is caused by Lercadip. ## Yes, Lercanidipine, the active ingredient, is a calcium channel blocker that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. However, it can cause edema in some people as a side effect and it could get dangerous. You need to consult your doctor as soon as possible, you will most likely need to switch to a different medication. How long have you been taking it? Learn more Lercadip details here. ## I have lymphodema and I feel lercadip enhances my situation been taking it five years I had cancer in B cells platelets were low I have been into chemo and biological treatment and cortisone am cancer fre...

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Lercanidipine 20 mgms

Hello - I take Atenolol 50 mgms and have been prescribed Lercanidipine 20 mgms since January 2017, as my BP was high. It has stabilised well -current BP 118/62 this morning. However my ankles in the last week have been really oedematous and wonder whether the Lercanidipine is the cause of it? I use a wedge in bed to elevate legs above heart at nighttime. The warmer weather has made them worse. I also feel really tired all the time. Can you advise please?

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Lercanidipine 10 mg side effects
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lercanidipine
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