Felogard 5mg Tablet ER

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Introduction

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to prevent angina (heart-related chest pain). It belongs to a class of medicines known as a calcium channel blocker which helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the workload of the heart. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of the day with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight, and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

The most common side effects include fatigue, nausea, swelling in the feet or ankles, dizziness, flushing, and headache. Consult your doctor if any of these bother you, or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Felogard Tablet ER

Benefits of Felogard Tablet ER

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER 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)

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER 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

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER 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

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER 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.

Side effects of Felogard Tablet ER

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Felogard

  • Fatigue
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Edema (swelling)

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 5mg 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 5mg Tablet ER 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Felogard 5mg Tablet ER. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Felogard 5mg Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Felogard 5mg Tablet ER is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Felogard 5mg Tablet ER may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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.
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.

What if you forget to take Felogard Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Felogard 5mg 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Felogard 5mg Tablet ER. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform any activity that requires mental focus until you know how Felogard 5mg Tablet ER affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dihydropyridinecarboxylic acids derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Calcium channel blockers- Dihydropyridines (DHP)

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): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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What is heart attack? When heart attack coming?
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Related to chest pain angina commonly
I am having pain in left side of the chest also in left arm is it related to heart attack what can be done get relief ??
Dr. Manju Singh
Homeopathy
Please consult to your nearest doctor for blood pressure examination. then let me know.
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FAQs

Q. Is Felogard 5mg Tablet ER the same as amlodipine?

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER and amlodipine belong to the same class of medicines called calcium channel blockers, both of these medicines are used for the treatment of hypertension and angina however they differ in the duration of action, dosage, etc.

Q. How does Felogard 5mg Tablet ER work?

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER works by relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure, improving blood supply to the heart and reducing the strain on the heart.

Q. Is Felogard 5mg Tablet ER safe?

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER is generally safe to use. However, you should take it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. It may cause some side effects that are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist for long. Your doctor will suggest ways to cope up with them.

Q. Should I take Felogard 5mg Tablet ER in the morning or at night?

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER can be taken anytime in the morning or evening, once daily. It is advised to take it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it and the levels of medicine are maintained.

Q. How long do I need to take Felogard 5mg Tablet ER?

You should keep on taking Felogard 5mg Tablet ER as long as your doctor has recommended you to take it. The doctor will suggest the duration of treatment according to the condition you are being treated for and response of the medicine. You may need to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking it, as this may lead to increased blood pressure and you may fall at risk of stroke and heart attack.

Q. What changes can I make to control my blood pressure better?

Avoid eating grapefruit (chakotra) or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Felogard 5mg Tablet ER. Take a low sodium and low fat diet, and adhere to the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor.

Q. I have developed ankle edema and swelling over my feet after using Felogard 5mg Tablet ER. What should I do?

Felogard 5mg Tablet ER can cause ankle or foot swelling. Raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.

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