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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Take Felodipine While Pregnant

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Is it safe to take felodipine while pregnant?

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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Dr. James Chapman
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Having burning pain in stomach. What antacid is safe to take with zocor, (simvastatin) felodipine & aspirin.

Having burning pain in stomach.  What antacid is safe to take with zocor, (simvastatin) felodipine & aspirin.

You can take : Antacid such as ranitidine or Famotidine otc. However pls see your dr if symptoms don't improve, there are other diseases that can abdominal pain. Good luck. ...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

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