Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER

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Overview

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
  • 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.

Felogard Tablet ER related warnings

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?

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.

Alternate Brands

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Felogard 2.5 mg Tablet ER
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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Felogard with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rosidoc, Rosustin, Rosucad
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cilniright, Torcillin
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Clarimac
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Felogard

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

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.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 3rd May 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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