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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Felodipine (Overview)

Felodipine is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


Dr. Louis Gallia
27 doctors shared insights

Felodipine (Overview)

Felodipine is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Out of fosinopril, felodipine, oxenoprolol,telmisartan, amiloride,hydrochlorothiazide, which is most effective?

Depends: Physicians will choose different medicines for BP depending on the clinical situation and other accompanying problems: Fosinopril is an ACE inhibitor Felodipine is a Calcium channel blocker Amiloride and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) are mild diuretics Telmisartan is an ARB ....prolol is a beta blocker All of them are good depending on the circumstances ...Read more

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Is it safe to take felodipine while pregnant?

Yes: It is likely to be safe, but it is a pregnancy class c drug, meaning no human studies have been done with this drug to show safety in pregnancy. It may prolong labor because of how the drug works to relax uterine muscle. The class of drug Felodipine belongs to is sometimes used to try to stop preterm labor. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks with your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine ? If so are they serious or harmless ?

Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine ? If so are they serious or harmless ?

Edema is a known: Side effect of felodipine...It is reversible with discontinuation of the drug and not likely to be serious. Of course stopping the drug will increase BP so talk to your physician about suitable replacement to see if swelling is due to drug. ...Read more

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What are the typical uses for plendil (felodipine)?

High blood pressure.: Plendil (felodipine) is the brand name for Felodipine which is a calcium channel blocker used for the treatment of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you take plendil (felodipine) and eat grapefruit?

Not recommended: Grapefruit contains a chemical that inhibits the usual metabolism of Plendil (felodipine) making it accumulate and become toxic. ...Read more

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How are nifedipine, and felodipine different?

Very similar: Both are blood pressure medications in the same class. They lower BP without slowing hr. They can be used for anti-anginals as well. Nifedipine can be short acting or an extended release once daily form, Felodipine is usually once daily. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take felodipine while pregnant?

Yes: It is likely to be safe, but it is a pregnancy class c drug, meaning no human studies have been done with this drug to show safety in pregnancy. It may prolong labor because of how the drug works to relax uterine muscle. The class of drug Felodipine belongs to is sometimes used to try to stop preterm labor. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sideeffects of 6 yrs use of plendil (felodipine) for hypertension

Safe drug: There are no more side-effects after 6 years than there were after the first 2 weeks. The drug is excellent and safe for long term use. ...Read more

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Is it best to take felodipine & fosinopril separately?

Shouldnt matter: U can try taking them separately if you feel it's difficult to take both at once. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Plendil (Definition)

Plendil is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more