Felogard (Felodipine BP)
What is Felogard (Felodipine BP) used for?
Felogard (Felodipine BP) is given to patients as a treatment for hypertension. By treating hypertension, it can help to reduce the risk of strokes, heart complications and kidney problems. It is also sometimes used to treat chest pain (angina). This drug is a type of medicine known as a calcium channel blocker, which blocks calcium and relaxes the blood vessels, helping them to widen.
How should I use Felogard (Felodipine BP)?
Felogard (Felodipine BP) comes in the form of tablets or extended release tablets, which should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, break or chew the extended release tablets. Some patients are directed by their physician to take this drug once per day, however it is essential to consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Felogard (Felodipine BP)?
All patients should familiarize themselves with the possible side effects of Felogard (Felodipine BP), such as:
Your physician will most probably advise you to seek immediate medical attention if any of these side effects persist, or if other more serious side effects occur.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.