Information about Felodipine
How Felodipine works
Felodipine 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. The enhanced blood flow in the body further 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.
Common side effects of Felodipine
Ankle swelling, Dizziness, Edema (swelling), Fatigue, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea
Expert advice for Felodipine
- A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Felodipine. 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 Felodipine affects you.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.