A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Motens?
Motens is a calcium blocker; A medicine that lowers blood pressure. The active substance in this medicine is lacidipine. You can order Motens online through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
High blood pressure can damage the blood vessels and organs. Prolonged high blood pressure thus increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. A calcium blocker like Motens relaxes the blood vessels, making it wider. Blood flows better through the veins and the pressure in the veins decreases.
How to use Motens?
Take the tablet at a fixed time in the morning. You can take this medicine with or without food. Grapefruit (juice) may affect the effect of this medicine, therefore do not take the tablet with this type of fruit. Did you forget to take a tablet? Then do so as long as it is not yet evening. After noon, it is best to skip the forgotten tablet and to continue with the regular schedule the following day.
The partner pharmacies offer Motens available online in different strengths. Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual starting dose is as follows:
- Adults: once daily 1 tablet at 4 mg.
- Elderly: once daily 1 tablet at 2 mg.
A doctor may adjust the dosage over time. Motens is not suitable for children. Read the instructions before use.
During your treatment with Motens, you may experience side effects, although most people tolerate this medicine without any problems. The side effects that may occur include:
- Dizziness, especially at the beginning of treatment. This complaint usually disappears after a while when the body is used to a lower blood pressure;
- Heart palpitations;
- Gastrointestinal complaints (such as nausea or diarrhea);
- Skin rash, redness of the face.
If you suffer from any of these or any other side effects, please consult a doctor or a pharmacist. An overview of all possible side effects can be found in the leaflet.
When is it best not to use this medicine?
Motens is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medicine if you:
- are hypersensitive to the active substance lacidipine or to any of the excipients used in the tablet;
- suffer from a shock or severe aortic constrictions.
If you suffer from a certain type of heart failure (see leaflet) or impaired liver function, you should be extra careful when using this medicine. Consult with a doctor if and how you can use Motens. Motens can affect the functioning of a number of other medicines (and vice versa). A doctor knows which drugs do not combine well with Motens. In your order, always state what medication you are using.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Use Motens only on the advice of a doctor if you are pregnant or want to become pregnant. Motens is not suitable for breastfeeding women. Moths can cause dizziness. Do not take part in traffic as long as you suffer from this side effect. Alcohol widens the blood vessels, just like Motens. This may cause or worsen dizziness. Therefore be careful with strong liquor.