3. HOW TO TAKE
Always take <Lercanidipine hydrochloride> exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose is one <Lercanidipine hydrochloride> 10 mg film-coated tablet daily at the same time each day, preferably in the morning at least 15 minutes before breakfast, because a high fat meal significantly increases your blood levels of the medicine.
Your doctor may decide to increase your dose to one <Lercanidipine hydrochloride> 20 mg film-coated tablet daily, if needed.
The tablets should preferably be swallowed whole with half a glass of water.
Elderly: although no adjustment of the daily dosage is necessary, special care is needed when starting lercanidipine treatment in the elderly.
Patients with mild to moderate liver or kidney problems: special care is needed in starting treatment in these patients and an increase in daily dose to 20 mg should be approached with caution.
<Lercanidipine hydrochloride> is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age.
If you take more <Lercanidipine hydrochloride> than you should
Do not exceed the prescribed dose.
If you take more than the prescribed dose or in the event of overdose, seek medical advice immediately and, if possible, take your tablets and/or the container with you.
Exceeding the correct dosage may cause blood pressure to become too low, and the heart to beat irregularly or faster. It may also lead to vomiting or unconsciousness.
If you forget to take <Lercanidipine hydrochloride>
If you forget to take your tablet, simply miss that dose and then go on as before. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking <Lercanidipine hydrochloride>
If you stop taking <Lercanidipine hydrochloride> your blood pressure may increase again. Please consult your doctor before stopping the treatment.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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