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Lercanidipine and enalapril combination therapy for the treatment of hypertension

Karen A Duggan

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Abstract

Lercanidipine plus enalapril (Zan-Extra) has been approved for use in patients with hypertension who have not reached blood pressure targets after treatment with either lercanidipine or enalapril monotherapy.

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What is lercanidipine plus enalapril combination therapy?

Lercanidipine plus enalapril (Zan-Extra) is a fixed dose combination antihypertensive medication, which consists of the dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker lercanidipine (Zanidip) and the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor enalapril. There are two doses available: lercanidipine 10 mg plus enalapril 10 mg (Zan-Extra 10/10) and lercanidipine 10 mg plus enalapril 20 mg (Zan-Extra 10/20).

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