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Felodipine

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Cabren, Cardioplen XL, Felendil XL, Felogen XL, Felotens XL, Keloc SR, Neofel XL, Plendil, Renedil, Vascalpha

Generic Name: Felodipine

Drug Class: Calcium Channel Blockers; Calcium Channel Blockers, Dihydropyridine

What Is Felodipine and How Does It Work?

Felodipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Felodipine is available under the following different brand names: Cabren, Cardioplen XL, Felendil XL, Felogen XL, Felotens XL, Keloc SR, Neofel XL, Plendil, Renedil, and Vascalpha.

Dosages of Felodipine:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Tablets, extended-release

  • 2.5 mg
  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Hypertension

Adult:

  • Initial 2.5-5 mg orally once/day
  • Maintenance: 2.5-10 mg orally once/day; some recommend up to 20 mg/day

Geriatric:

  • Initial dose: 2.5 mg orally once/day; dosage should be adjusted according to patient response, and any increase made at intervals of at least 2 weeks
  • Maximum dosage is 10 mg orally once/day

Hypertension, Pediatric (Off-label)

  • Initial 2.5 mg orally once/day; no more than 10 mg orally once/day

Hepatic Impairment

  • Initial: 2.5 mg orally once/day

Other Indications and Uses

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/9/2017



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