Lercanidipine

(Arrow®, Actavis®, Winthrop®, Zentiva®, Lercanidipine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
No
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Limited information available. Could consider changing to alternative e.g. amlodipine
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Lercanidipine
Usual formulation brand names
Arrow®, Actavis®, Winthrop®, Zentiva®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
No
Liquid strengths
n/a
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
n/a
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Some resources suggest that the tablets can be crushed and mixed with water for administration. Lercanidipine should be taken on an empty stomach. Enteral feeds should be withheld for half an hour before and half an hour after each dose.
Notes
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