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Lexxel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is enalapril and felodipine (Lexxel)?
- What are the possible side effects of enalapril and felodipine (Lexxel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about enalapril and felodipine (Lexxel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking enalapril and felodipine (Lexxel)?
- How should I take enalapril and felodipine (Lexxel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lexxel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lexxel)?
- What should I avoid while taking enalapril and felodipine (Lexxel)?
- What other drugs will affect enalapril and felodipine (Lexxel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Lexxel)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Lexxel)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling extremely dizzy or light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking enalapril and felodipine (Lexxel)?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking enalapril and felodipine, unless your doctor has told you to.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with felodipine and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
What other drugs will affect enalapril and felodipine (Lexxel)?
Before taking enalapril and felodipine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith);
- a diuretic (water pill).
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as nelfinavir (Viracept) or ritonavir (Norvir);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or troleandomycin (Tao);
- seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), or phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- an "SSRI" antidepressant such as fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), or paroxetine (Paxil); or
- a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), amoxapine (Ascendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), or trimipramine (Surmontil).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with enalapril and felodipine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about enalapril and felodipine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children. Never share your medicines with others and only use this medication for the condition prescribed.
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Additional Lexxel Information
- Lexxel Drug Interactions Center: enalapril maleate-felodipine oral
- Lexxel Side Effects Center
- Lexxel FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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