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Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER

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Composition for Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER

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Primary uses of Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER

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Medicine Overview of Felogard Tablet ER

Uses of Felogard Tablet ER

Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain (Angina).

Felogard Tablet ER side effects

Common

Side Effects of Felogard are Fatigue, Sleepiness, Ankle swelling, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain.

How to use Felogard Tablet ER

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. Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Felogard Tablet ER works

Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

In Depth Information on Felogard Tablet ER

Expert advice for Felogard Tablet ER

  • You have been prescribed Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER to improve your blood pressure and/or to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you’re sitting down and talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
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Felogard Tablet ER related warnings
Special precautions for Felogard Tablet ER
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable while the patient is taking this medicine for better dose adjustment.

What if you miss a dose of Felogard Tablet ER?uses

If you miss a dose of Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Felogard Tablet ER

Frequently asked questions about Felodipine

Q. Is felodipine a statin, ACE inhibitor, beta-blocker, diuretic or calcium channel blocker?
Felodipine is not a statin, ACE inhibitor, beta-blocker or diuretic. It is a calcium channel blocker
Q. Is felodipine the same as amlodipine?
Felodipine and amlodipine belongs to the same class of drugs however they differ in the effect they produce and the duration of action
Q. Is Felogard a blood thinner?
Felogard is not a blood thinner. It works by relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering the blood pressure, improving blood supply to heart and reducing the strain on hear
Q. Is Felogard safe?
Felogard is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. In case of side effects do consult your doctor
Q. Can felodipine be taken with ibuprofen?
Felodipine can be taken along with ibuprofen. Do consult your doctor before use
Q. Does Felogard cause constipation, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, swollen ankles or edema, lower heart rate, coughing, make you tired and get you high?
Felogard can cause constipation, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, swollen ankles, edema, lowers heart rate, coughing, make you tired. There is no data available whether Felogard causes hair loss or get you high.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Felogard with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Felogard with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Felogard with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard
Felogard with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Felogard with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl, Lervasc
Felogard with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune, Ritomax
Felogard with Chlorthalidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorthalidone: Chlornol, Thiovas, Chlorfid, Lupiclor, Klorzid, Clovet, Thaloric, Thiaklor, Zione
Felogard with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Caritec
Felogard with Indapamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indapamide: Excrete, Indizon, Indicard, Inklud, Natritor, Lorvas, Natrilix, Diurix, Insuretis, Inditor, Insuret, Indromide
Felogard with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Protoin, Pna, Seztin
Felogard with Pitavastatin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pitavastatin: Pevastin, Pivasta
Felogard with Lithium
SERIOUS
Felogard with Hydrochlorothiazide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyros, Bpzide, Dizide, Xenia, Aquazide, Hydrazide, Thiazide, Hydride
Felogard with Clobetasol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobetasol: Clobex
Felogard with Furosemide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Furosemide: Frussenex, Fru, Frusamide, Frusenex, Lasix HD, Urix
Felogard with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Felogard with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Felogard with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Felogard with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
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