Indication for Lacidipine

Population group: Suitable for both men and women, only adults (18 - 65 years old)

Lacidipine is indicated in adults for the treatment of hypertension either alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, including β-adrenoceptor antagonists, diuretics, and ACE-inhibitors.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

2-6 mg once daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

2 - 6 mg

Dosage regimen

From 2 To 6 mg once every day

Loading dose

2 mg

Detailed description

The treatment of hypertension should be adapted to the severity of the condition, and according to the individual response.

The recommended initial dose is 2 mg once daily. The dose may be increased to 4 mg (and then, if necessary, to 6 mg) after adequate time has been allowed for the full pharmacological effect to occur. In practice, this should not be less than 3 to 4 weeks. Daily doses above 6 mg have not been shown to be significantly more effective.

Treatment with lacidipine may be continued indefinitely.

Dosage considerations

Lacidipine should be taken at the same time each day, preferably in the morning.

Active ingredient

Lacidipine is a specific and potent calcium antagonist with a predominant selectivity for calcium channels in the vascular smooth muscle. Its main action is to dilate peripheral arterioles, reducing peripheral vascular resistance and lowering blood pressure.

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