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LACIDIPINE 2 MG TABLET

Active substance(s): LACIDIPINE

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Pharma code 93 (011110)
First bar is 105mm from the top edge of the leaflet.

Other medicines and Lacidipine
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking, have recently taken or might take
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any other medicines. This includes herbal
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medicines.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you This is because Lacidipine can affect the
way some other medicines work. Also
start taking this medicine because it
some other medicines can affect the way
contains important information for you.
s Keep this leaflet. You may need to read Lacidipine works. In particular, tell your
doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any
it again.
of the following medicines:
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your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
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you only. Do not pass it on to others. It s MEDICINESTOCONTROLYOURHEARTBEAT
(called ‘anti-arrhythmics’)
may harm them, even if their signs of
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illness are the same as yours.
‘tricyclic antidepressants’
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doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
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includes any possible side effects not
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What is in this leaflet:
used e.g. for transplant recipients)
s CORTICOIDSORTETRACOSACTIDEFORTHE
1. What Lacidipine is and what it is used
treatment of inflammatory bowel
for
disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, arthritis
2. What you need to know before you take
and osteoarthritis.
Lacidipine
If you are having any blood tests, tell the
3. How to take Lacidipine
person giving the test that you are taking
4. Possible side effects
this medicine. This is because Lacidipine
5. How to store Lacidipine
can affect results relating to your liver.
6. Contents of the pack and other
information
Lacidipine with food and drink
can take this medicine on an empty
1 What Lacidipine is and what it is You
stomach or with food.
used for
Do not take this medicine with grapefruit
Lacidipine contains a medicine called
juice.
lacidipine. This belongs to a group of
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
medicines called ‘calcium channel
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding,
blockers’. Lacidipine helps to relax your
blood vessels so that they get wider. This think you may be pregnant or are
planning to have a baby, ask your doctor
helps the blood to flow more easily and
or pharmacist for advice before taking
lowers the blood pressure. Lacidipine
this medicine.
tablets taken regularly as prescribed by
your doctor will help to lower your blood Driving and using machines
pressure (to treat hypertension).
You may feel dizzy while taking

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What you need to know before
you take Lacidipine

Do not take Lacidipine
s If you are allergic to lacidipine, other
calcium channel blocker medicines or
any of the other ingredients of this
medicine (listed in section 6).
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aortic stenosis’. This is a narrowing of a
valve in your heart, which restricts
blood flow.
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
Lacidipine.

Lacidipine. If this happens, do not drive or
use any tools or machines.
Lacidipine contains lactose anhydrous. If
you have been told by your doctor that
you have intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking this
medicinal product.

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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.

It is important to take the right number of
tablets at the right time of day.
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Warnings and precautions
every day preferably in the morning
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
with or without food
before taking Lacidipine if:
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other heart problems
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again to 6 mg every morning which is
problems
the maximum daily dose.
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last month or if you get chest pains
of water.
(angina).
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Children and adolescents
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Lacidipine is not recommended for
tablet can be divided into equal doses.
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of age

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Lacidipine 2 mg and 4 mg
Film-coated Tablets

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If you take more Lacidipine than you
should
If you take more of this medicine than you
should, talk to your doctor or go to a
hospital straight away. Please take this
leaflet, any remaining tablets and the
container with you to the hospital or
doctor so that they know which tablets
were consumed. Medical treatment may
be necessary.
An overdose is likely to cause effects
including uneven heart beat, rapid
shallow breathing, low blood pressure,
cold clammy skin or feeling dizzy, faint,
weak or sick.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
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By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.

If you forget to take Lacidipine
If you miss a tablet then you should take
it as soon as you remember on the same
day. However, if it is nearly time for your
next tablet then you should skip the dose
you missed and take your next tablet as
normal. Do not take a double dose to
make up for a forgotten tablet.

The blister should be stored in the outer
carton to protect the tablets from light.

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

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Possible side effects

5

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.
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.

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Like all medicines, this medicine can
cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor straight away if you
notice the following side effect:
sCHESTPAINANGINA INCLUDINGCHESTPAIN
that gets worse.
The following side effects have been
reported:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10
people):
s HEADACHE
s DIZZINESS
s FLUSHING
s FASTHEARTBEATTACHYCARDIA OR
abnormal heart beat (palpitations)
s UPSETSTOMACHORFEELINGSICKNAUSEA
s SKINRASH
s ANINCREASEINTHEAMOUNTOFURINEYOU
pass (polyurea)
s FEELINGWEAKASTHENIA
s SWELLINGOEDEMA PARTICULARLYOFTHE
ankles
s CHANGESINRESULTSOFBLOODTESTS
relating to your liver.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100
people):
s CHESTPAINANGINA INCLUDINGCHESTPAIN
that is getting worse
s LOWBLOODPRESSUREHYPOTENSION
s FAINTING
s swelling of the gums (gingival
hyperplasia).
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
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causes swelling of the face)
s URTICARIA.ETTLERASH
s MUSCLECRAMPS
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000
people):
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How to store Lacidipine

Contents of the pack and other
information

What Lacidipine contains
The active substance is lacidipine.
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The other ingredients are
Tablet core: povidone K-30, lactose
anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate Type
A, magnesium stearate.
Film-coating: titanium dioxide (E171),
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What Lacidipine looks like and contents
of the pack
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beige, biconvex, round film-coated
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plain on the other.
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white, biconvex, oval film-coated tablets,
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side, plain on the other.
The tablets are packed in aluminium
blister strips.
Lacidipine Tablets are available in blister
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