Lacivas 2mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It belongs to a class of medicines known as calcium channel blocker which helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the workload of the heart. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Lacivas 2mg Tablet also helps to prevent the buildup of plaque (cholesterol deposit) in your arteries wall. It may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on your blood pressure levels and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of the day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight, and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.
HOW TO USE LACIVAS TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lacivas 2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW LACIVAS TABLET WORKS
Lacivas 2mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It regulates the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the pressure on them, thereby making it easier for the heart to pump more blood throughout the body. In this way, it normalizes the blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lacivas 2mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lacivas 2mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lacivas 2mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Lacivas 2mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lacivas 2mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lacivas 2mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Lacivas 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lacivas 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LACIVAS TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Lacivas 2mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.