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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 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?

Using Felodipine does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Felodipine on the Liver?

Felodipine is rarely harmful for 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 -

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, there is no any evidence that Felodipine is addictive.

    No

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

    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Felodipine can make you feel drowsy.

    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

    Some foods when eaten with Felodipine can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

    Mild

    Interaction between Alcohol and Felodipine

    Information about the interaction of Felodipine and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    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
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