Zanidip 10mg Tablets 56 (2 x 28) (Authority Script)


Drug Name: lercanidipine
Our Price $0.00
PBS $23.25
Concession $11.36
Safety Net $6.16

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Zanidip 10mg Tablets 56 (2 x 28) (Authority Script)

Zanidip 10mg Tablets 56 (2 x 28) (Authority Script)

Product ID: 61456

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

What ZANIDIP is used for

The name of your medicine is ZANIDIP, which is also known as lercanidipine. ZANIDIP belongs to a group of medicines called calcium channel blockers (of the dihydropyridine group).ZANIDIP lowers high blood pressure, which doctors call hypertension. It works by relaxing some of the blood vessels in the body and reducing resistance to the flow of blood through the blood vessels.Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. If high blood pressure is not treated it can lead to serious health problems. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. ZANIDIP helps lower your blood pressure.ZANIDIP cannot be obtained without a doctor's prescription.There is no evidence that ZANIDIP is addictive.Before you take ZANIDIPWhen you must not take it

Do not take ZANIDIP if you have an allergy to:

lercanidipine or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
any drugs closely related to lercanidipine (such as amlodipine, felodipine or nifedipine)

Do not take ZANIDIP if you:

have severe liver or kidney disease
are also taking another medicine called cyclosporin

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.Do not take ZANIDIP if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.

Like most calcium channel blockers, ZANIDIP is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while you are taking ZANIDIP.

Do not take ZANIDIP if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. Like most calcium channel blockers ZANIDIP is not recommended while you are breast-feeding.

Do not take ZANIDIP if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

Do not take ZANIDIP if the tablets show visible sign of deterioration (for example, are broken or discoloured).

Do not take ZANIDIP if the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack has passed. If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work (as well).

If you are not sure whether you should start taking ZANIDIP, talk to your doctor.

Do not give ZANIDIP to a child under the age of 18 years. ZANIDIP is not recommended for use in children.

Before you start to take it

You must tell your doctor:

1. if you are allergic to any other medicine or any foods, dyes or preservatives.
2. if you are taking other drugs for high blood pressure, such as beta-blockers, diuretics, ACE-inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor antagonists.
3. if you have or have ever had any other health problems/medical conditions, including:

liver or kidney disease or are on dialysis
certain other heart conditions such as: uncontrolled heart failure, an obstruction to flow of blood from the heart, unstable angina (chest pain or tightness at rest or progressively increasing) or you have had a heart attack one month ago or less and / or if you require a pacemaker

If you have not told your doctor about any of the above or if you are not sure, tell them before you take ZANIDIP.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. Some medicines may interfere with the way ZANIDIP works, or may be affected by ZANIDIP. These include:

ritonavir, cyclosporin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, erythromycin, fluoxetine, cimetidine (more than 800 mg daily).

You may need different amounts of your medicine, or you may need to take different medicines. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.Also ask your doctor or pharmacist what to do if you are taking, or are about to take the following medicines: phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampicin, amiodarone, quinidine, digoxin, simvastatin, metoprolol or propranolol.If you have not told your doctor about any of the medicines listed above, tell them before you start taking ZANIDIP.How to take ZANIDIPHow much to take

Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully. These directions may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

The usual dose is one 10 mg tablet taken once daily, but may be increased to 20 mg once daily.

If you do not understand the instructions on the box, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

How to take it

Swallow ZANIDIP whole with a glass of water.

When to take it

Take ZANIDIP at about the same time each day, at least 15 minutes before a meal. ZANIDIP will have the best effect if it is taken at the same time each day at least 15 minutes before meals. This will also help you remember when to take the tablets.

How long to take it

ZANIDIP helps control your condition, but does not cure it. Therefore you must take ZANIDIP every day. Continue taking the tablets for as long as your doctor tells you to.If you forget to take it

If you forget to take a dose but remember within 12 hours from when the dose was due, take it straight away, then continue as normal the next day. Otherwise skip that day's dose but be sure to take the next day's dose when it is due. If you are not sure about what to do, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. If you have trouble remembering to take your tablets, ask your pharmacist for some hints.

If you have missed several doses, consult your doctor.

If you take too much (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26), or go to Accident & Emergency at your nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much ZANIDIP. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention. Keep telephone numbers of these places/services handy.

If you take too much ZANIDIP it may cause your blood pressure to become too low and you may feel your heart beats become irregular and faster. It may also lead to unconsciousness.

While you are using ZANIDIP

Things you must do

Use ZANIDIP exactly as your doctor has prescribed. If you do not follow your doctor's instructions correctly, your blood pressure may not be controlled.

Be sure to keep all of your doctor's appointments so that your progress can be checked.

If you become pregnant while you are taking ZANIDIP, tell your doctor.

If you are about to start taking any new medicine, tell your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking ZANIDIP.

Tell all other doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking ZANIDIP.

If you have an operation, tell the anaesthetist that you are taking this medicine.

Things you must not do

Do not give ZANIDIP to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.

Do not use ZANIDIP to treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.

Things to be careful of

Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how ZANIDIP affects you. ZANIDIP generally does not cause any problems with your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. However, as with other medicines used to treat high blood pressure, a few people may feel dizzy, light-headed or faint, especially when first taking ZANIDIP or when starting to take a different amount of medicine. Your doctor may also ask you to limit or stop your alcohol intake while taking medicines to control your blood pressure, such as ZANIDIP, as alcohol may increase these effects.

If you feel light-headed, dizzy or faint when getting out of bed or standing up, get up slowly.

As with some medicines used to treat high blood pressure such as ZANIDIP, you should avoid drinking grapefruit juice as grapefruit juice may increase the effects of these medicines.

Side Effects

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking ZANIDIP. ZANIDIP helps most people with high blood pressure, but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.

Possible side effects include:

swelling of the ankles, feet or lower legs
gastrointestinal disturbances such as heartburn, nausea, epigastric pain or diarrhoea
fatigue or sleepiness

These effects when they occur are usually mild. However, should you experience any of these or other undesirable effects not mentioned above, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident & Emergency at your nearest hospital if you notice any of the following:

angina (chest pain or tightness)
increased heart beat
signs of allergy such as rash, itching or hives on the skin

These side effects are usually rare but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.After using ZANIDIPStorage

Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them. If you take the tablets out of the blister pack they may not keep well.

Keep it in a cool dry place away from sunlight where the temperature stays below 30 degrees C. Do not store it or any other medicine in the bathroom or near a sink.

Do not leave it in the car or on window sills. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.

Keep it where children cannot reach it. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.


If your doctor tells you to stop taking the tablets or the tablets have passed their expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any tablets that are left over.

Product description

What it looks like

ZANIDIP is available in 10mg or 20mg tablets.The 10mg tablets are yellow and round with a score line across the middle.The 20mg tablets are round and pink.ZANIDIP comes in packs of 7 (sample) or 30 tablets.Ingredients

Active Ingredient

Lercanidipine hydrochloride 10 mg or 20 mg per tablet.

Excipient Ingredients

Lactose, cellulose microcrystalline, sodium starch glycollate, povidone, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, purified talc, titanium dioxide, macrogol 6000, ferric oxide

(yellow-10mg, red-20mg).

ZANIDIP does not contain gluten, sucrose, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.


Solvay Pharmaceuticals
A division of Solvay Biosciences Pty Ltd.
Level 1, Building 2, 20 Bridge Street
Pymble NSW 2073 Australia

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