Lercanidipine 10 mg.

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Firefly
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Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by Firefly » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:55 pm

I have been put on this medication by my GP for hypertension, but I'm having nasty side effects.

Has anyone else had this medication, if so, did you encounter side effects ?

I was taking Beta Blockers previously, but my GP tells me that this is the recommended medication 'for my age group' whatever that means.

Jackie
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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by Uncle D » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:11 am

Have you checked out the leaflet that came with the medication?, look at side effects and see what action you should take, or check it on Google.
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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by Varky » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:27 am

Uncle D wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:11 am
Have you checked out the leaflet that came with the medication?, look at side effects and see what action you should take, or check it on Google.
Or, if the leaflet is in Greek only, try googling it.

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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by trevnhil » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:44 am

As Jackie is in the UK I would have thought the leaflet would be in English.

But really if you have side effects that you are not happy with it is a doctor that should be consulted really, not members of a forum.. Whatever a member tells you may well be different for another patient..
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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by Firefly » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:16 pm

Trevor

I'm well aware of that, and I will confer with my GP, however it was just curiosity on my part. As you are aware, I am not totally ignorant in medical matters.
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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by galexinda » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:02 pm

I agree with trevnhil.

Any adverse effects and I would immediately stop taking the medication and contact the doctor who had prescribed it, especially as it has to work its way out of the system which may take a matter of hours or days.

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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by Firefly » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:53 pm

Galexinda

You may well agree with Trevor, but my reaction to this drug is being monitored by my GP already.

I consider it to be dangerous to immediately stop prescribed medication, and that advice should not be given in my view. I did not 'consult members of a forum' I merely asked if anyone else had experienced side effects from this drug.

Now it seems to me that rather than offer a reply to that question, I am given advice as to how I should react, which is not needed.

Thank you for your concern.

Jackie
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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by trevnhil » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:02 pm

As a matter of interest what does your GP say about your reactions to the drug ? .. Has he or she still left you on it ?
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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by Firefly » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:24 pm

She has already taken me off Amlodipine, and put me on this medication, because of the side effects.

She stated that she will call me in two weeks time, to see how I react to this one. I have to say that as it's in the same 'family' of drugs, and my reaction has been pretty much the same.

I will ask her to consider a complete alternative.
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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by galexinda » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:38 am

Firefly wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:53 pm
Galexinda

You may well agree with Trevor, but my reaction to this drug is being monitored by my GP already.
Why did you not state this in your original comment?

Even so, I wouldn't wait for a review - but then my experiences have been acute reactions to antibiotics which needed immediate medical attention.

Hope your PD soon finds something that helps your medical condition.

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Re: Lercanidipine 10 mg.

Post by Firefly » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:19 pm

Galexinda

I did not mention it, as it was irrelevant.

Thank you for your good wishes.

Jackie
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