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Heart rate has been high min 90+ at rest. Medication change from felodipine to ramipril, now HR low 48-53 at rest. (not athlete) Is this a concern?

Heart rate has been high min 90+ at rest. Medication change from felodipine to ramipril, now HR low 48-53 at rest. (not athlete) Is this a concern?

Heart rate: There is a difference between these drugs in the amount of arterial vasodilation. The Felodipine can be expected to dilate arteries more than ramipril and have more secondary heart rate increase associated with it. Likely you don't have a concern. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

Can you tell me for hypertension which drug out of fosinopril, telmisartan, oxenoprolol, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, amilord?

BP med?: If the patient has angina, a beta-blocker may be the agent of choice, not necessarily oxenoprolol. If the patient has proteinuria, then either fosinopril (F) or telmisartan (T) would be excellent choices to reduce both the blood pressure. Felodipine and amlodopine can be used and may cause some leg swelling. Hydrochlorthiazide can be effective and causes loss of potassium and magnesium. Go for F. ...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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Does any one know if they stopped manufacturing plendil (felodipine)?

See below: Plendil is now available in generic form as felodipine. Same drug; cheaper price. ...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 possible for you to take felodipine instead of amlodipine?

Is it possible for you to take felodipine instead of amlodipine?

Felodipine: Felodipine and amlodipine are similar drugs and one could be used instead of the other. ...Read more

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Is it best to take felodipine & fosinopril separately?

Shouldn't matter: U can try taking them separately if you feel it's difficult to take both at once. ...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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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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What do you advise if I'm on three blood pressure medicines lysinopril, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and I take ferrous sulfate?

What do you advise if I'm on three blood pressure medicines lysinopril, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, and I take ferrous sulfate?

Go see your doctor: Actually, first measure blood pressure at home. Then bring BP cuff in for calibration during appointment. Tell prescribing doctor if you've noticed any side effects. Also let him/her know if you can't afford medications (combination Lisinopril/Hydrochlorothiazide is available for $4/mo). S/he'll want to check blood tests every now & then, perhaps cholesterol & glucose too. Exercise nutrition sleep ...Read more

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Can you take high blood pressure pill called plendil (felodipine) and eat grape fruit for a fruit?

Cytochrome P450: Oral administration is more likely to have cytochrome p450 interaction in the gut and in the liver. The grapefruit juice taken at the same time as Plendil (felodipine) inhibits gut wall cyp3a4, increasing Plendil (felodipine) absorption across the gut wall and therefore bioavailability.
Not recommended. ...Read more

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I'm Jay, 26 M, 97.4kg with Hypertension Stage II, high SGPT&SGOT. Taking Losartan 50mg AM, Felodipine 5mg at night. Still my bp upon waking is 130/100mmhg?

I'm Jay, 26 M, 97.4kg with Hypertension Stage II, high SGPT&SGOT. Taking Losartan 50mg AM, Felodipine 5mg at night. Still my bp upon waking is 130/100mmhg?

Need more meds.: That BP remains a bit too high, specifically the diastolic number. For now, you need more medication, perhaps a higher dose of one medication or the other, to bring your numbers into better control. Eventually, though, weight loss will certainly help. ...Read more

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Tonight. 137/53. My blood pressure is usually130/80. I'm started taking felodipine ER 2.5 mg and lisinopril 2 mg, simvastatin 20. I got chills I'm 51?

Tonight. 137/53. My blood pressure is usually130/80. I'm started taking felodipine ER 2.5 mg and lisinopril 2 mg, simvastatin 20. I got chills I'm 51?

Chill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Chills are one thing and if you are chilling you may want to see your doctor. Regarding the blood pressure, you may want to "chill" out! Unless you have a very serious cardiovascular issue, don't be so vigilant on the checking of the bp. Are you having symptoms? Ha, weakness, numbness or tingling? Check your BP 1-2 times a day or 1-2 times a week and record and discuss with pcp. ...Read more

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