Felodipine is a calcium channel blocker that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) in adults. Lowering blood pressure can help lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Generic name: Felodipine
Brand name: Plendil
Dosage form: oral tablet, extended release (10 mg; 2.5 mg; 5 mg)
Drug class: Calcium channel blocking agents
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
Prevention of Heart attack
Prevention of Stroke
In Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Plendil 10mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. Take regularly, as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.
In Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
Plendil 10mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as a calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This means that more oxygen gets to your heart and reduces the risk of getting chest pain (angina). This medicine should not be used to treat chest pain which is already happening. It is used to prevent or reduce the frequency of angina attacks. This medicine needs to be taken regularly as prescribed for it to work effectively. So, it is important to keep taking it even if you feel well and have no symptoms.
In Prevention of Heart attack
Plendil 10mg Tablet helps lower your blood pressure and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This reduces the chances of you having a heart attack. It can also reduce the risk of dying if it is given immediately after a heart attack. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.
In Prevention of Stroke
Plendil 10mg Tablet reduces the risk of future strokes. It helps lower your blood pressure and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This reduces the chances of you having a stroke. Take it as advised by the doctor to get the maximum benefit.
Directions for use
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Plendil 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How it works?
Plendil 10mg Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. In high blood pressure, it normalizes the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels to reduce the pressure on them, thereby improving the blood flow in the body. In heart-related chest pain (angina), the enhanced blood flow in the body relaxes the heart muscles by reducing the workload on the heart. It also improves the oxygen flow in the body, thereby, preventing any heart-related chest pain.
Felodipine may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have:
A light-headed feeling, like you might pass out
Feeling short of breath
Swelling or rapid weight gain.
Felodipine can cause mild gum swelling. Pay special attention to your dental hygiene while taking felodipine. Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
Common side effects of felodipine may include:
Swelling in your arms, hands, legs, or feet
Flushing (sudden warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.⌖ medicines drugs felodipine calcium-channel-blockers hypertension