Felogard (Felodipine BP)
What is Felogard (Felodipine BP) used for?
Felogard (Felodipine BP) is an oral calcium channel blocker prescribed to treat high blood pressure or angina. The medication relaxes blood vessels in the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required to pump the blood. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Felogard (Felodipine BP)?
Felogard (Felodipine BP) should always be taken according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken each day, but the best regimen will be determined by your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed whole along with a large glass of water on an empty stomach. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting, crushing, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Felogard (Felodipine BP)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Felogard (Felodipine BP) including:
More serious side effects that may occur while using the medication are faintness, tingling sensations, trouble breathing, chest pain, or a general ill feeling. Immediately contact your physician if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further complications such as lower doses, reduced administration frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not use Felogard (Felodipine BP) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to calcium channel blockers, if the patient is a child, if you have cardiogenic shock, unstable angina, uncontrolled heart failure, aortic stenosis, or if you have recently had a heart attack. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have a history of heart failure, tachycardia, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, porphyrias, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Felogard (Felodipine BP). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.