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Brand Names: Plendil

Generic Name: felodipine (Pronunciation: fe LOE di peen)

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

Felodipine 5mg-MYL

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:

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.

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.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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