Hypertension:

Indications for: Felodipine

Hypertension.

Adult Dosage:

Take without food or with a light meal. Do not crush or chew. Initially 5mg once daily. Range 2.5–10mg once daily. Adjust at 2 week intervals; max 10mg daily. Elderly or hepatic impairment: initially 2.5mg once daily.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

Felodipine Warnings/Precautions:

Heart failure. Hepatic impairment. Maintain good dental hygiene. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Felodipine Classification:

Calcium channel blocker (CCB) (dihydropyridine).

Felodipine Interactions:

May increase metoprolol, tacrolimus levels. Potentiated by cimetidine. Increased bioavailability with grapefruit juice. Levels decreased with long-term anticonvulsants (eg, carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital), consider alternate antihypertensive therapy.

Adverse Reactions:

Peripheral edema, headache, flushing, dizziness, respiratory symptoms, weakness, cough, GI upset, gynecomastia; hypotension, tachycardia, syncope, MI, angina, gingival hyperplasia (rare).

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Plendil.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.