[Third generation of calcium antagonists: focus on lacidipine]

Kardiologiia. 2002;42(12):81-90.
[Article in Russian]


Similarities and dissimilarities of 3 third generation calcium antagonist (amlodipine, lacidipine and lercanidipine) are presented. Lacidipine is characterized by prolonged antihypertensive action despite its plasma half life is just about 14 hours. Duration of lacidipine effect can be explained by accumulation in lipid bilayer of cellular membranes where it interacts with calcium channels. Pharmacodynamics of lacidipine is discussed in detail as well as experience of its use in hypertension including data of ELSA study which has demonstrated ability of lacidipine to inhibit progression of carotid artery atherosclerosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Calcium Channel Blockers / therapeutic use*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Dihydropyridines / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy*


  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Dihydropyridines
  • lacidipine