TO THE EDITOR
The Dangerous side-effects of the drug LERKA (Lercanidipine)
Before taking this drug in April 2003, my husband was walking about without
stick or support with exceptionally well developed muscles of legs and arms.
He had sat down for 2 hours at a stretch to correct 38 page draft of a senior
After taking 2¾ tablet of this drug, he continued to look dull like
a child and not able to do any mental or physical activity.
But after 13 exposures of hyperbaric oxygenation, he was mentally alert to
correctly recognize a person after 20 years and narrate incidences of nineteen
fifties of hospital, like naming the hospital and observe minor defect in
the chamber which the senior attendant was surprised about but admitted to
correct it by next day which never came, because with poor inhalation capacity
of paralyzed chest muscles, he developed left basal pneumonia and succumbed
to the treatment for this in ICU of Baccha Nursing Home. I wish to pass on
this information to my medical fraternity to save as many patients as possible.
I can give detailed day-to-day hour-to-hour report with dates and timings
Dr. (Mrs) Usha Omprakash
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.