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Buy Lercanidipine Online UK

You can buy Lercanidipine tablets online from Prescription Doctor's UK registered pharmacy.

Our online prescribers can issue a prescription following an online questionnaire.

Our pharmacy stocks UK regulated medicines and dispatches them via a next-day discreet delivery.

What Is Lercanidipine?

Lercanidipine is used to treat high blood pressure. Taking this medication can help to reduce the risk of heart attacks, heart disease, and strokes.

Lercanidipine tablets are only available on prescription. You can buy Lercanidipine tablets online from Prescription Doctor, following a short online questionnaire which we pass on to one of our doctors for review.

Orders approved before 3pm are dispatched the same day via a discreet next-day delivery from our UK regulated pharmacy.

How Does Lercanidipine Work?

The active ingredient in Lercanidipine is lercanidipine hydrochloride, which is a calcium channel blocker.

Muscles use calcium in order to contract. By blocking the calcium from entering the muscles, blood vessels remain open and allow blood to flow more easily. This means the heart does not have to work as hard to pump the blood through a narrower space.

Treating high blood pressure reduces your risk of cardiovascular diseases.

How long does Lercanidipine take to work?

Lercanidipine usually reaches its peak effectiveness after taking it for 2 weeks. You may not notice any change in your condition when being treated for high blood pressure. However, it is important to continue taking Lercanidipine as prescribed by your doctor.

Can I reduce my blood pressure with lifestyle changes?

While treating high blood pressure, it’s important to make appropriate lifestyle changes to improve your overall health.

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is key to good health. You should avoid foods which contain a high salt content, as well as foods high in fat or sugar. For more advice on dieting, speak to your doctor or a qualified nutritionist.

Kicking habits, such as smoking or drinking, can also help you lower your blood pressure.

You should also increase your physical activity while treating high blood pressure. Speak to your doctor for advice on which exercises are suitable for you.

How Do I Take Lercanidipine?

Lercanidipine is a tablet which is usually taken once a day. It can be taken at any time that suits you, although it should be taken at the same time each day.

Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.

Do not crush or chew Lercanidipine tablets.

Ideally, you should take Lercanidipine on an empty stomach, and therefore doctors will often recommend you take Lercanidipine 15 minutes before a meal. This is because fatty food can affect the absorption rate of the medication and therefore potentially lead to more side effects.

Grapefruit should be avoided when taking Lercanidipine as it may increase your risk of side effects.

If you are unsure how to take Lercanidipine, speak to your doctor for advice.

What should I do if I forget to take Lercanidipine when I should?

If you forget to take Lercanidipine when you should, take it 15 minutes before your next meal is due. If you forget for a longer period and you are almost due to take your next pill, skip the missed pill – don’t take a double dose.

To help you remember when to take Lercanidipine, store it in a place which will jog your memory. You can also set an alarm on your smart device to remind you when to take Lercanidipine.

What should I do if I take too much Lercanidipine?

If you take too much Lercanidipine you must immediately contact your doctor or go to your nearest A&E department. Do not drive yourself to the hospital - ask someone else to take you or call an ambulance. This is because an overdose of Lercanidipine can make you sleepy.

When you go to hospital, remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you so that doctors know exactly what you have taken.

Lercanidipine Side Effects and Cautions

Before taking Lercanidipine, it’s important to read the patient information leaflet. The patient information leaflet contains important information regarding the safety of Lercanidipine, including how to safety take and store your medicine.

You can view the Lercanidipine patient information leaflet online here.

Who Should Not Take Lercanidipine?

Although Lercanidipine is a useful medicine for high blood pressure, not everyone is going to feel its benefits and some should avoid it altogether. These include:

  • Anyone under 18
  • People with allergies to calcium channel blockers or allergies to any of the ingredients in Lercanidipine
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Those suffering from porphyrias
  • Those taking cyclosporin (which is used after organ transplants)
  • Those who have had a heart attack within the last month
  • Those who suffer from cardiogenic shock
  • Those with heart failure or unstable angina
  • Those with kidney issues and those on dialysis
  • Those with liver issues

Who Should Get Medical Advice Before Using Lercanidipine?

There are some patients who will need to obtain specific medical advice before taking Lercanidipine. Although the medication can help them, their conditions will need to be taking into consideration. These include:

  • Anyone with decreased kidney function
  • Anyone with decreased liver function
  • The elderly
  • Those suffering from aortic stenosis (narrowing of the artery)
  • Those with chronic heart failure
  • Those with sick sinus syndrome

Lercanidipine And Other Medications

It is crucial to tell your doctor about any other medications you might be taking – including herbal medications – before being prescribed Lercanidipine. Some other medications will have an adverse effect when taking with Lercanidipine. This is particularly important if you are taking any medication that may lower your blood pressure (even as a side effect) since this can mean that, when taking Lercanidipine, your blood pressure will fall to dangerously low levels. Some of these will include:

  • ACE inhibitors
  • Benzodiazepines such as diazepam and temazepam
  • Beta-blockers including metoprolol and propranolol
  • Other calcium channel blockers
  • Diazoxide
  • Any diuretics such as furosemide
  • Moxonidine
  • Nitrates
  • Tizanidine

This is just an example list; there are many other medications which should not be taken in combination with Lercanidipine, and therefore speaking to your doctor and giving them the list of other medications you take (if any) is your best course of action.

Lercanidipine Side Effects

All medicines have the potential of causing side effects, though not everybody who takes the medicine will experience them. Understanding and being aware of the side effects posed by your medicine is important.

Common Lercanidipine side effects include:

  • Faster heart rate
  • Flushing (redness in the face, neck and upper chest)
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Swelling of the ankles

Uncommon Lercanidipine side effects include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Feeling sick
  • Heartburn
  • Increased urination
  • Itching
  • Muscle pain
  • Skin rash
  • Stomach ache
  • Weakness and tiredness

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Lercanidipine, including a complete list of side effects, can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

If you experience any side effects, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor for advice.


Do not take Lercanidipine if you are allergic to Lercanidipine or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience the signs of an allergic reaction after taking Lercanidipine, stop taking the medicine and seek immediate medical attention by going straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you. This will help doctors who are treating you.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Lercanidipine if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant or are breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further information.

If you become pregnant while taking Lercanidipine, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Other safety information

You should inform our prescriber of all medicines you are currently taking, including those prescribed by your doctor, or bought over the counter, as well as any herbal or health supplements you are taking.

Do not take Lercanidipine past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of the specified month.

Never throw away medicine via household or water waste as this can harm the environment. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them dispose of them safely for you.

Always store Lercanidipine out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms as you, or have been diagnosed with the same condition as you.

Frequently asked questions

Can I stop taking Lercanidipine once my blood pressure is lowered?

While Lercanidipine lowers your blood pressure, you will need to continue taking it to keep your blood pressure from rising again.

How long do I need to take Lercanidipine for?

Usually, high blood pressure treatments, such as Lercanidipine, are taken for the rest of your life to keep your blood pressure low and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

What happens if I stop taking Lercanidipine?

If you stop taking Lercanidipine, your high pressure will likely rise, putting you at an increased risk of cardiovascular illnesses. You should not stop taking Lercanidipine without first speaking to your doctor.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Lercanidipine?

For some people, drinking alcohol in conjunction with taking Lercanidipine can cause dizziness since the blood pressure can become too low. You might also experience headaches. If this happens, you should stop drinking alcohol whilst taking Lercanidipine.

Will Lercanidipine impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Lercanidipine should not have any impact on your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, if you do find that it makes you feel faint or dizzy then you should avoid these activities.

Will Lercanidipine affect my contraception?

Lercanidipine does not interfere with hormonal contraceptives. However, high blood pressure may make some contraceptives, such as the combined contraceptive pill, unsuitable for you. For more information about taking high blood pressure medicines with contraceptives, speak to your doctor.


NHS, 2018. Lercanidipine

NHS, 2019. High blood pressure

Recordati Pharmaceuticals Limits, 2019. Lercanidipine HCl 10mg film-coated tablets: Summary of Product characteristics

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Lercanidipine
  • Manufacturer: Accord
  • Active Ingredient(s): Lercanidipine hydrochloride
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Film-coated tablets
  • Available Strength: 10mg or 20mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Dosage: Take one tablet daily.
  • Description: Lercanidipine is a high blood pressure treatment which works by blocking calcium from entering muscles.
  • Drug Class: Calcium channel blocker
  • Alcohol Consumption: Limit alcohol consumption while treating high blood pressure.
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Lercanidipine if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Lercanidipine while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
Click here to view the Lercanidipine - Patient Information Leaflet

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Adil Bhaloda

Adil Bhaloda

Adil provides governance for the online services, overseeing prescription dispensation in line with UK pharmacy standards.

Published on: 23/02/2021 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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