Felodipine

Details About Generic Salt ::  Felodipine 

Main Medicine Class:: Cardiovascular System   Sub Medicine Class ::  Anti Hypertensives

4C. ANTI-ANGINALS in 4. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
FELODIPINE
CCB | ANTI-HYPERTENSVE, ANTI-ANGINAL
also comes under 4D. Anti-Hypertensives in 4. Cardiovascular System,  
PK: A: Completely absorbed M: Gut & hepatic E: Urine & feces

Indications & Dose: ANGINA PO Adult Initially 5mg/day, increase to 10mg/day, if needed | HYPERTENSION PO Adult Initially 2.5-10mg OD, increase by 5mg at 2-wk intervals as needed max 20mg/day Elderly Initially 2.5mg OD & titrate to response

Contra: Hypersensitivity

Precautions: Severe aortic stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hepatic/renal impairment, HF, elderly

ADR: Serious: Arrhythmias, MI, AV block, palpitations, hypotension, tachycardia, peripheral edema, Others: Headache, drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety, diarrhea, gingival hyperplasia, facial edema, pharyngitis

DDI: Serious Phenytoin decreases drug levels, Alcohol increases drug bioavailability, Cimetidine/Ciclosporin/Erythromycin/Ranitidine increases drug levels, Digoxin levels increases by drug, Phenobarbital reduces the drug levels and/or increases the clearance

Diet: Without food

Monitor: ECG & vital signs

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