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Package leaflet: Information for the patient

Lacidipine 2 mg and 4 mg
Film-coated Tablets


Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor
or pharmacist
- This medicine has been prescribed for you only.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Lacidipine is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Lacidipine
3. How to take Lacidipine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Lacidipine
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Lacidipine is and what it is used for
Lacidipine tablets contain the active substance
lacidipine which belongs to a group of medicines
called ‘calcium channel blockers’. Lacidipine helps to
relax your blood vessels so that they get wider. This
helps the blood to flow more easily and lowers the
blood pressure.
Lacidipine taken regularly as prescribed by your
doctor will help to lower your blood pressure
(to treat hypertension).
2. What you need to know before you
take Lacidipine
Do not take Lacidipine:
• if you are allergic to lacidipine, other calcium
channel blocker medicines or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
• if you have the heart problem ‘aortic stenosis’.
This is a narrowing of a valve in your heart, which
restricts blood flow
• if you have had a heart attack within the last month.
Do not take Lacidipine if any of the above apply
to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking this medicine.
You should stop taking Lacidipine if you get chest
pain (angina) or a fast, weak pulse, rapid shallow
breathing, low blood pressure, cold clammy skin, blue
lips or feel dizzy, faint, weak or sick.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
• if you have an uneven heart beat or any other
heart problems
• if you have or have ever had any liver problems.
If you are having any blood tests, tell the person
giving the test that you are taking this medicine. This
is because Lacidipine can affect results relating to
your liver.
Children and adolescents
Do not give this medicine to children under the age of
18 years because it is not recommended in this
age group.
Other medicines and Lacidipine
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have
recently taken or might take any other medicines. This
is because Lacidipine can affect the way some other
medicines work. Also some other medicines can affect
the way Lacidipine works.

In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking any of the following:
• other medicines used to treat high blood
pressure such as beta blockers (e.g. atenolol,
propanolol), diuretics (called ‘water tablets’ e.g.
bendroflumethiazide, furosemide) and ACEinhibitors (e.g. enalapril, ramipril)
• ciclosporin, a medicine used to stop rejection after
an organ transplant
• rifampicin, a medicine used to treat tuberculosis
• itraconazole, a medicine used to treat
fungal infections
• medicines used to control your heart beat (called
‘anti-arrhythmics’ e.g. disopyramide,
flecainide, amiodarone)
• medicines used to treat depression called ‘tricyclic
antidepressants’ (e.g. clomipramine, imipramine)
• antibiotics, medicines used to treat infections
(e.g. erythromycin)
• antihistamines, medicines used to treat hayfever
and other allergies (e.g. terfenadine)
• cimetidine, a medicine used to treat
stomach problems
• tetracosactide, a medicine used to test the function
of the adrenal glands
• corticosteroids, a group of medicines used
to reduce inflammation (e.g. prednisone,
Lacidipine with food and drink
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice whilst
taking this medicine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
There is no data on the use of lacidipine during
pregnancy. There may be a possibility of problems
such as difficulty becoming pregnant, miscarriages or
a difficult labour.
Lacidipine may pass into breast milk. Lacidipine is not
recommended unless your doctor advises that the
benefit to you is greater than the possibility of risk to
your baby.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may
be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
this medicine.
Driving and using machines
You may feel dizzy while taking Lacidipine. If this
happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Lacidipine contains lactose
If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicine.
3. How to take Lacidipine
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or
pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Use in adults
It is important to take the right number of tablets at
the same time each day.
• T he recommended starting dose is 2 mg
every morning.
• After 3-4 weeks this may be increased to 4 mg
every morning.
• If necessary, the dose may be increased again to
6 mg every morning which is the maximum
daily dose.
• Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water.
• Do not take with grapefruit juice.
The 4 mg tablet can be divided into equal doses.
Patients with liver problems
You may be given a lower dose by your doctor if you
have severe liver problems.

If you take more lacidipine than you should
If you take more of this medicine than you should, talk
to a doctor or go to your nearest hospital emergency
department straight away. You may have low blood
pressure, or changes to your heart rate.
Take the medicine pack with you, even if there are no
tablets left.
If you forget to take Lacidipine
If you forget a dose in the morning, take it as soon as
you remember it on the same day. However, if you
remember the next day, take your normal dose on
that morning. Do not take a double dose to make up
for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Lacidipine
If you are considering or have stopped taking
Lacidipine, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you have any further questions on the use of the
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor straight away if you notice any
of the following serious side effects or go to your
nearest hospital emergency department – you may
need urgent medical treatment:
• c hest pain or a pressing sensation on your chest,
including chest pain that is getting worse. These
may be signs of angina which may be more likely to
occur when you start taking this medicine or if you
already have heart problems
• serious allergic reactions such as rapid swelling of
the face, mouth, lips, tongue or throat which may
cause difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Other possible side effects include:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• dizziness
• headache
• fast or uneven heart beat which you may feel as a
thumping in your chest (also called palpitations)
• f lushing
• swelling (water retention), particularly of the ankles
• upset stomach
• feeling sick (nausea)
• rash, redness of the skin, itching
• an increase in the amount of water (urine) that
you pass
• feeling weak
• changes in results of blood tests relating to
your liver.

5. How to store Lacidipine
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach
of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton and blister pack after EXP.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
This medicine does not require any special
temperature storage conditions.
Store in the original container in order to protect from
light. Do not remove any tablets from the foil until you
are ready to take them.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use. These measures
will help protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Lacidipine contains
The active substance is lacidipine. Each film-coated
tablet contains 2 mg or 4 mg.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate (see
section 2 ‘Lacidipine contains lactose’), povidone,
crospovidone and magnesium stearate. The film
coating contains hypromellose, titanium dioxide
(E171) and macrogol.
What Lacidipine looks like and contents of the pack
The 2 mg tablets are film-coated, round and white in
on one side and ‘225’
colour. They have the logo
on the other side.
The 4 mg tablets are film-coated, oval and white in
colour. They have the logo
on one side and ‘2’
and ‘24’ separated by a break line on the other side.
Lacidipine is available in blister packs of 14 and
28 film-coated tablets and calendar packs of
28 film-coated tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Mylan, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 1TL,
United Kingdom
Mylan Hungary Kft, H-2900 Komárom, Mylan utca 1,
This leaflet was last revised in 04/2016

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
• low blood pressure which may cause you to
feel faint
• fainting
• bleeding, tender or swollen gums.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
• nettle rash (urticaria)
• muscle cramps.
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
• shaking (tremor)
• depression.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at By reporting side
effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.


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