Felodipine MR tablets

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What is Felodipine MR?

Felodipine comes in the form of tablets and is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Felodipine also prevents potential heart conditions such as strokes, heart attacks, and chest pains called angina. Felodipine is only available on doctor’s prescription.

How Does Felodipine MR Work?

Felodipine reduces blood pressure by blocking calcium. This results in widening of the blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily, which reduces High BP. This helps in preventing heart diseases and kidney problems.

High blood pressure is a common medical condition, which if not treated properly can cause adverse effects to your heart, brain, kidneys, blood vessels, and other body parts. This can lead to heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and other health issues. Felodipine provides help in relaxing your blood vessels so your heart does not need to push itself too much to provide your body with sufficient amount of blood.

What Are the Benefits of Taking Felodipine MR Tablets?

Some benefits of Felodipine are:

  • Reduces blood pressure by making it easier for blood to flow
  • Prevents heart attacks, strokes, angina and kidney problems

How Do I Use Felodipine MR Tablets?

Felodipine is to be taken once a day on an empty stomach or according to your doctor’s guidelines. Some patients may display symptoms of an upset stomach and the doctor may advise them to take Felodipine after a light meal.

The extended release tablets should not be chewed or crushed as it can increase the risk of side effects. The tablets should not be split unless recommended by your doctor.

Felodipine should be taken regularly to get maximum benefit from it. Take it at the same time each day as advised by your doctor. Do not stop medicating without your doctor’s approval as suddenly stopping dosage can worsen some conditions.

Felodipine MR Tablets Dosage

Your dosage depends on your medical condition and blood pressure. The doctor will ascertain your dose by regularly monitoring your BP. Felodipine’s starting dosage for blood pressure and angina is usually one 5 mg tablet a day. The dosage may be as light as 2.5 mg for elderly patients who are more prone to the side effects of felodipine.

Felodipine MR Tablets Precautions and Side Effects

Side Effects

Many people will not have any serious side effects of the medication however Felodipine may cause mild to serious side effects in some patients. Here are some mild effects to look out for while taking Felodipine:

  • Headaches
  • light headedness or dizziness.
  • Upset stomach

Contact your physician if these symptoms do not go away. If you feel other serious symptoms such as swelling of feet, ankles and hands, or irregular heartbeat, seek help from your doctor right away.

Warnings

Exercise caution while taking this drug if you have a medical history of heart disease, liver disease, edema or if you are allergic to any of the inactive ingredients in the medicine. Discuss your conditions with your physician before starting treatment. Pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and elderly people need to consult their doctor before taking this medication.

Some medications may interfere with Felodipine including medications for anti-epilepsy, HIV, antibiotics and more.

Precautions     

Here are some precautions to take while you are on Felodipine:

  • Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medicine unless told by your doctor. Grapefruit can increase the effects of this medicine and cause adverse reactions in some patients.
  • Inform your doctor that you are taking Felodipine before surgery.
  • Felodipine can cause dizziness in some people specially the elderly. It is recommended to avoid driving, using machinery or doing anything that requires alertness while on the medication. Limit alcoholic beverages and drugs like marijuana that can increase the dizziness. If you use marijuana, consult your doctor before taking Felodipine.
  • Exercise caution if you take other medicines that lower blood pressure while on Felodipine. The two medicines can lower your blood pressure too much and cause dizziness.

High-Risk Groups

Felodipine’s high-risk groups are:

  • People allergic to Felodipine or other medicines
  • Women who are trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant or are breast feeding
  • People having a history of heart disease, recent heart attack or heart failure
  • Someone facing chest pains that are more severe than usual
  • People with liver problems
  • Individuals taking other medication that lowers blood pressure

Felodipine MR Tablets Indications

Felodipine is used to treat conditions such as:

  • High blood pressure also known as hypertension
  • Prevention of heart conditions such as heart attacks, angina or chest pains.
  • Prevention of strokes and kidney problems.

How Do I Buy Felodipine MR Tablets Online?

You can buy Felodipine online in UK from the convenience of your own home through [this website]. All it requires is you to fill out a prescription form to get Felodipine for your high blood pressure. The potency and dosage of the medicine should be taken according to your physician’s guidelines. Any misuse of the medicine can have potentially harmful effects on your health and wellbeing.
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