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Plendil Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Plendil
Generic Name: felodipine (Pronunciation: fe LOE di peen)
- 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 is felodipine (Plendil)?
Felodipine is in a group of drugs called calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.
Felodipine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
Felodipine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Felodipine 10 mg-MUT
round, brown, imprinted with MP 773
Felodipine 10 mg-MYL
round, blue, imprinted with F13, M
Felodipine 2.5 mg-MUT
round, green, imprinted with MP 771
Felodipine 2.5 mg-MYL
round, white, imprinted with F11, M
Felodipine 5 mg-MUT
round, orange, imprinted with MP 772
round, yellow, imprinted with F12, M
Plendil 10 mg
round, pink, imprinted with PLENDIL, 452
Plendil 2.5 mg
round, green, imprinted with PLENDIL, 450
Plendil 5 mg
round, pink, imprinted with PLENDIL, 451
What are the possible side effects of felodipine (Plendil)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- feeling like you might pass out;
- feeling short of breath, swelling in your hands or feet;
- fast or pounding heartbeats;
- numbness or tingly feeling; or
- chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling.
Less serious side effects may include:
- headache, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness;
- feeling restless or nervous;
- nausea, upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- joint pain or muscle cramps;
- warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin;
- mild rash;
- urinating more than usual; or
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Plendil (felodipine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about felodipine (Plendil)?
You should not use felodipine if you are allergic to it.
Before taking felodipine, tell your doctor if you have liver disease or congestive heart failure.
Many drugs can interact with felodipine. Tell your doctor about all other medications you use.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office. Visit your doctor regularly.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Brush and floss your teeth regularly while taking this medication. Felodipine can cause mild swelling of your gums, which may be avoided with good dental hygiene.
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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