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Felodipine

Felodipine Information

Felodipine Benefits & Uses

Felodipine is used to treat the following -

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.

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Ingredients of Felodipine

Felodipine

Felodipine Side Effects

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

  1. Fatigue Mild
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Ankle Swelling
  4. Flushing
  5. Headache Mild
  6. Nausea or vomiting
  7. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
  8. Edema Moderate
  9. Abdominal Pain
  10. Insomnia Mild
  11. Anxiety Mild

Felodipine Related Warnings

Is the use of Felodipine safe for pregnant women?

Felodipine's side effects for pregnant women are very limited.

Mild

Is the use of Felodipine safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Felodipine. It should not be taken only under medical supervision.

Severe

What is the effect of Felodipine on the Kidneys?

There are no any side effects of Felodipine for kidney.

Safe

What is the effect of Felodipine on the Liver?

Felodipine has very mild side effects on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Felodipine on the Heart?

Felodipine has very mild side effects on the heart.

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 -

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 -

    1. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
    2. Heart Failure
    3. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    4. Liver Disease

    Frequently asked Questions about Felodipine

    Is this Felodipine habit forming or addictive?

    No, Felodipine is not habit forming.

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Felodipine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine. It can be dangerous, as Felodipine can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    " Yes, Felodipine it is safe but take it after seeking your 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.

    नहीं

    Felodipine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Felodipine

    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Felodipine to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

    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
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Plendil (felodipine)
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 549
    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 549-551