The recommended initial dose of Lacidipine is 2 mg once daily. The dose may be increased to 4 mg and then, if necessary, to 6 mg after 3 to 4 weeks. Lacidipine should be taken preferably in the morning.
Lacidipine is a potent dihydropyridine calcium antagonist mainly selective for calcium channels in the vascular smooth muscle. It dilates peripheral arterioles resulting in reduced peripheral vascular resistance and blood pressure.