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Felodipine MR Tablets (2.5mg-10mg)

2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg

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This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium antagonists and is used to treat high blood pressure.

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Description

This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called calcium antagonists. It lowers blood pressure by dilating small blood vessels. It does not negatively affect the heart function. Felodipine is used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart and chest pain brought on by for example exercise or stress (angina pectoris).

Additional information

Pack Size

2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg

Uses / Instructions

ONE daily or as directed by GP

Warnings

Talk to your doctor before taking Felodipine:

  1. If you suffer from heart problems such as:
  • Left ventricle of your heart is (severely) functioning poorly
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Faster heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Reduced blood flow to the heart muscle by a partial or complete blockage of the arteries (myocardial ischaemia)

 

2. If you suffer from liver disorders

3. If you suffer from swelling of the gums (gingivitis) or a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports             the teeth (periodontitis). Mild enlargement of the gums can be avoided or reversed by careful dental hygiene.

4. Different types of prolonged-release medicines do not necessarily all have the same effect. When changing treatment from a different type of          prolonged-release felodipine, blood pressure should be monitored and the dose amended as appropriate

Side Effects

Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)

• Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

• Headache. This is usually only temporary and appears at the start of treatment or following a dose increase
• Reddening of the face (flushing). This is usually only temporary and appears at the start of treatment or following a dose increase

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)

• Faster heartbeat (tachycardia)
• Feeling your heartbeat (palpitations). This is usually only temporary and appears at the start of treatment or following a dose increase
• Dizziness. This is usually only temporary and appears at the start of treatment or following a dose increase
• Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet (paraesthesia)
• Shakiness (tremors)
• Low blood pressure (hypotension)
• Stomach pain
• Feeling sick (nausea)
• Diarrhoea
• Constipation
• Difficulty in breathing (dyspnoea)
• Restlessness
• Weight gain
• Skin rashes (exanthema)
• Severe itching (pruritis)
• Sweating
• Tiredness, weakness or lack energy (fatigue). This is usually only temporary and appears at the start of treatment or following a dose increase

Ingredients

The active ingredient is Felodipine.

For a list of other ingredients please see the patient information leaflet of the pack you receive as different generic brands may have different other ingredients.

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