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Plendil Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is felodipine (Plendil)?
- What are the possible side effects of felodipine (Plendil)?
- What is the most important information I should know about felodipine (Plendil)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking felodipine (Plendil)?
- How should I take felodipine (Plendil)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Plendil)?
- What happens if I overdose (Plendil)?
- What should I avoid while taking felodipine (Plendil)?
- What other drugs will affect felodipine (Plendil)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Plendil)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Plendil)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe dizziness, slow heart rate, redness or tingling in your arms and legs, and feeling like you might pass out.
What should I avoid while taking felodipine (Plendil)?
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.
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.
Drinking alcohol can lower your blood pressure further and may increase certain side effects of felodipine.
What other drugs will affect felodipine (Plendil)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- tacrolimus (Prograf);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone;
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir);
- other heart or blood pressure medications such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others; or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenobarbital (Solfoton), or phenytoin (Dilantin).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with felodipine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about felodipine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Plendil Information
- Plendil Drug Interactions Center: felodipine oral
- Plendil Side Effects Center
- Plendil Overview including Precautions
- Plendil FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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