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PLENDIL 5MG TABLET

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Composition FOR PLENDIL

Felodipine(5 mg)

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alcohol interaction for PLENDIL

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Plendil 5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Plendil 5mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR PLENDIL

    Felodipine(5 mg)

    Uses

    Plendil 5mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure and angina.

    How it works

    Plendil 5mg tablet 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.

    Common side effects

    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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    Expert advice FOR PLENDIL

    • Notify your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant.
    • Felodipine can cause swelling in the ankle or feet. Notify your doctor if it bothers you.
    • The missing dose of the Felodipine can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. You can take the medicine at the same time every day to avoid forgetting it.
    • You may get a headache that lasts for a short time, after starting Felodipine. This should become less noticeable after a few days.
       
    • Felodipine may cause dizziness in the first few days of starting the treatment.
    • Swelling, bleeding or tenderness of gums may occur after starting the treatment. Brushing and flossing of teeth carefully and regularly may prevent this.

    Frequently asked questions FOR PLENDIL

    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 felodipine a blood thinner?
    Felodipine 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

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    Is felodipine safe?
    Felodipine 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 felodipine cause constipation, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, swollen ankles or edema, lower heart rate, coughing, make you tired and get you high?
    Felodipine can cause constipation, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, swollen ankles, edema, lowers heart rate, coughing, make you tired. There is no data available whether felodipine causes hair loss or get you high.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)