Lercanidipine tablets are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and reduce the risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
High blood pressure is often symptomless but a build-up of fluid is often noticeable by affected areas that look swollen or puffy.
This medication is only available on prescription obtained from your local GP or trusted online prescriber. If you choose to buy Lercanidipine tablets from e-Surgery we will require you to complete a short health questionnaire to ensure the medication is right for you, once this is reviewed the medication is delivered straight to your door!
Lercanidipine tablets, also sold under the brand name Zanidip, is a calcium channel blocker. Like other calcium blocking medications, it prevents calcium from going into the muscles in the heart and blood vessels.
Muscles need calcium to contract, so when you block the calcium, it makes the muscle cells relax, as a result, blood pressure is lowered and it is made easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it. High blood pressure is often symptomless, as previously mentioned, so it is important to have your blood pressure checked to ensure it is in good health.
High blood pressure is dangerous and should be treated appropriately, it can increase exposure to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and vascular dementia.
You can find more information about high blood pressure on the NHS website.
If you buy Lercanidipine tablets online, or from your local GP, and commence treatment they begin to work the same day, although in some cases it takes a couple of weeks to take full effect.
The active substance of Lercanidipine tablets is lercanidipine hydrochloride. The amount of the active ingredient in the medication depends on the dosage you are prescribed.
Branded Zanidip contains the same active ingredient but is often marketed more expensive.
For more information regarding ingredients, before you buy Lercanidipine tablets online, please read the patient information leaflet.
Whenever you buy Lercanidipine tablets online or from your local GP ensure you take them exactly as the doctor or pharmacist has advised. Ensure that you read the patient information leaflet of the medication before you commence treatment.
Lercanidipine comes as 10 mg and 20 mg tablets. Your doctor will decide your dosage depending on your blood pressure level. Always take this medication on an empty stomach at least 15 minutes before a meal.
The recommended dosage is usually; swallow one tablet whole with a glass of water. Some medication may come with a scoreline on the tablet to help you break it in half if you have difficulty swallowing. Your dosage may be increased if your doctor feels this is suitable.
Like all medications, when you buy Lercanidipine tablets they may cause side effects. For a full list of side effects please read the patient information leaflet before you buy Lercanidipine tablets online.
Side effects will often improve as your body gets used to the medication.
The most common side effects of Lercanidipine are:
Very rare uncommon side effects that occur in up to 1 in 10,000 people are:
If you buy Lercanidipine tablets and experience any side effects that are persistent or cause discomfort and concern please contact your GP immediately or phone 111.
This includes any possible side effects that are not listed in the patient information leaflet.
Some suggestions on how to deal with manageable side effects can be found on the NHS website to help you deal with discomforts.
You should not take Lercanidipine tablets if;
Be sure to inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following as they can interfere with how Lercanidipine tablets work:
This list is not exhaustive and you should read the medication patient information leaflet before you buy Lercanidipine tablets online and commence treatment, for your safety. Always discuss any health complications or current medication with your GP or pharmacist before you take Lercanidipine tablets.
Drinking alcohol can increase the blood pressure lowering effect. In combination with Lercanidipine tablets, you may feel dizzy or have a headache.
It is best to stop drinking alcohol whilst you are taking Lercanidipine tablets.
When you buy Lercanidipine tablets online or from your local GP do not store them above 30C and keep away from moisture, as per instruction of the patient information leaflet.
Never take medication that is past its expiry date. Whenever you buy Lercanidipine tablets online, or any other medication, please check the expiry date when it arrives in the post.
Yes, you can legally buy Lercanidipine tablets online from trusted registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you are buying Lercanidipine tablets online or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
You can use the GPhC website to check to see if a pharmacy is registered. This will ensure that when you buy Lercanidipine tablets online they will be genuine.
You can access more information, before you buy Lercanidipine tablets online, in the patient information leaflet.
Alternatively, if you have any questions about Lercanidipine tablets or high blood pressure you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service for advice from a trained UK pharmacist. We’re always happy to help!
If you choose to buy Lercanidipine tablets online from e-Surgery it will cost 8.95 this includes the price of private prescription.
Empty blister packets can be disposed of in the general waste. Do not throw medication into general waste, ask your pharmacist to dispose of unused tablets for environmental safety. Cardboard packaging and patient information leaflets can be recycled.
For more information on disposal of medication please use our free Ask-A-Pharmacist service.
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from; Royal Mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1 pm special delivery. When you buy Lercanidipine tablets online they will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice. Find out to recycle packaging from e-Surgery if you are unsure.
If you’d like to learn more about our delivery, visit our health hub article.
Alongside medications, there are a few lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your blood pressure;
We have a useful article about home remedies for high blood pressure on our blog!
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