Felodipine



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  • Contains / Salt: Felodipine


Felodipine Information



Felodipine Benefits & Uses

Felodipine is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Felodipine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: High Blood Pressure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: High Blood Pressure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Felodipine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Felodipine is used -

Severe

  • Ankle Swelling

Moderate

  • Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  • Edema

Mild

Felodipine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Felodipine safe for pregnant women?


    Felodipine rarely shows harmful effects in in pregnant ladies. Even if it does, the effects are mild

    Mild
  • Is the use of Felodipine safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Felodipine. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Felodipine on the Kidneys?


    Felodipine is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Felodipine on the Liver?


    Side effects of Felodipine rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Felodipine on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Felodipine on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Felodipine with Other Drugs

Felodipine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan
    Phenylephrine


    Felodipine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Felodipine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Felodipine

    • Is this Felodipine habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Felodipine.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Felodipine as you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Felodipine should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Felodipine is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Felodipine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Felodipine


      Taking Felodipine with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Felodipine


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Felodipine with alcohol will be.

      Unknown


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Plendil (felodipine)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 549

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 549-551

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