This medication is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure. The medication relaxes blood vessels.
Felodipine calms blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. It helps the heart work better.
Adult: PO - HTN - Extended release Initial: 5 mgday. Maintenance: 2.5-10 mgday, up to 20 mgday if needed. Angina pectoris- Initial: 5 mgday, up to 10 mgday if needed. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth,with or without food.
Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and staying in cool places may help. Headache. Swelling in the arms or legs.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
Alert your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart disease, especially if you have suffered a heart attack less than 1 month ago, or if you have any other heart conditions. - Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Felodipine.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Trouble breathing. Very bad headache. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - any other medicines for high blood pressure or heart disease. - antiviral medicines such as ritonavir. - a gastric medicine called cimetidine. - antifungal medicines such as itraconazole, ketoconazole. - antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin. - epilepsy medicines such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital. - a transplant medicine called tacrolimus. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice. - Avoid alcohol.
Store it at room temperature (30Â°C), and in an airtight container. Protect from light.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Anti-Anginal Drugs, Calcium Antagonists
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