Felogard 5mg Tablet ER

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Composition for Felogard 5mg Tablet ER

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Medicine Overview of Felogard Tablet ER

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Uses of Felogard Tablet ER

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER is used in the treatment of hypertension and chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Felogard Tablet ER

Common

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

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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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Felogard 5mg Tablet ER at a fixed time.

How Felogard Tablet ER works

Felogard 5mg tablet er is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.

In Depth Information on Felogard Tablet ER

Expert advice for Felogard Tablet ER

  • It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
  • To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens). 
  • Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.
  • Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Felogard 5mg Tablet ER
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Felogard 5mg 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.
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Lactation
Felogard 5mg Tablet ER is probably safe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Felogard 5mg Tablet ER does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Felogard 5mg Tablet ER is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Felogard 5mg Tablet ER is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Felogard 5mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Felogard 5mg 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.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg Suspension, Azifine 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Felodipine, 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 for Felogard 5mg Tablet ER

Frequently asked questions for 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
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
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
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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Substitutes for Felogard

No substitutes found for this medicine
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