Felogard - 5 mg (Plendil)
US Brand Name Plendil
Strength Plendil
Generic Name 5mg
Manufacturer Felodipine Extend Release
Pharmaceutical Form Cipla

What is Felogard


This drug most often called as Felodipine, which constitutes a generic name Felodipine Extended Release. It is a calcium channel blocker drug which dilates blood vessels and enables heart to pump blood and lowers down its workload. This medicine has prescribed to treat the patients of high blood pressure or hypertension. It may also be prescribed for other purposes which are not listed here. It is sold under various trade names including Plendil and Felogard (made by Cipla).



Important information about Felodipine


You should avoid Felodipine (Plendil Felogard) if you are strictly allergic to it. Prior taking this medicine, you must inform your doctor if you have following conditions: liver disease, swelling of the arms and legs (edema) and if you have ever had heart disease like congestive heart failure. Felodipine can impact on gums and causes mild swelling, which can be avoided by good dental hygiene or proper dental care followed by proper brushing and flossing. Before having a surgery or other medical operations, inform your doctor well in advance to make sure the drug should not produce any side effects. This drug consumption makes you dizzy.


Felodipine belongs to FDA pregnancy category C drug. It is not accustomed whether the use of this drug is harmful for an unborn baby taken during the pregnancy or not. But, this medication can pass into the breast milk and can cause harms. You must consult your doctor before using the tablets in case of pregnancy and breast feeding. 



Before taking Felodipine


You should take Felodipine strictly according to your doctor’s guidance. Before taking Felodipine (Plendil, Felogard), take care of all the above mentioned precautions and clear all the doubts about this medicine.



Dosage information


You should take the dosage of Felodipine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all the direction listed on the leaflet of your medicine. Do not alter the dosage until it is being advised by the doctor. Also, do not use the medicine after prescription period is over. Store all the medicine in a cool and dry place, far away from the reach of children. Do not crush or chew the tablet, instead swallow it as a whole. Let your doctor know if you have excessive sweating, vomiting and diarrhea. These conditions can lead a severe low blood pressure.



Note: Felodipine dosage may depend on certain factors including age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage may determined by your physician after examining you properly. 



What if you miss a dose


You should take your medicine on the same time as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose of Felodipine, then take it instantly, but avoid the use when next scheduled dose is near.   



What if you overdose


In case of an overdose of Felodipine, seek emergency medication because it can cause severe dizziness, pounding heartbeats, nausea, vomiting, or feeling like you might pass out.



Things and activities to avoid


Alcoholic beverages must be avoided while taking this medicine as alcohol can further reduce blood pressure. Also, avoid activities which require high metal acquisition and reflexes (driving). You should prohibit the use of grapefruit or the products made by it as they can interact with Felodipine and results in dangerous effects.



Side Effects


Some common side effects caused by Felodipine are dizziness, light headedness, tiredness, or headache. If any of these effects persists or deteriorate, contact your doctor or seek medical attention right away. A serious side effect is unlikely and cause severe effects to your health. However, if you experience some serious side effects like: fainting, decreased or no urination, and irregular heartbeats due to elevated levels of potassium, seek the medical attention right away.



Interaction with other drugs

Many other drugs can interact with Felodipine. Inform your doctor, if you are taking any other drugs or related products (OTC vitamin pills or other medicines, or herbal products), especially cemitidine, lithium, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, or others), HIV/AIDS medicines, certain antibiotics (clartithromycin, erythromycin, or others), seizure medicines, certain antidepressants, or a diuretic. Information provided in this guide is non exhaustive. Never start a new medication unless your doctor advices you to do so. 



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