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Felodipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina. It relaxes the blood vessels, decreasing the pressure on the heart. Felodipine is a daily modified-release tablet, meaning the medicine is released slowly throughout a period of 24 hours, available in 2.5mg, 5mg & 10mg strengths. Felodipine should begin to take effect within five hours.
Calcium channel blockers treat mild to moderate high blood pressure. Muscle cells require calcium to contract. Felodipine targets muscle cells on the walls of arteries throughout the body. It reduces their access to calcium, causing the muscles to relax. This slightly widens the arteries, making it much easier for the heart to circulate blood. As such, blood pressure goes down. Along with blood vessels, Felodipine also widens the arteries of the heart. This increases the heart’s oxygen supply, which reduces chest pain related to angina.
Hypertension is a common condition. It becomes more common as we increase in age. In many cases, the condition can go undiagnosed, as it does not usually show any noticeable symptoms. If left untreated, hypertension can potentially lead to complications with the heart, kidneys, brain and other vital organs. This increases the risk of suffering a heart attack, a stroke, or kidney failure. Felodipine isn’t able to cure hypertension or angina. However, it will help keep both conditions under control. It is important that you continue taking Felodipine until your doctor advises you to stop, even if you feel healthy.
Your blood pressure can be greatly influenced by lifestyle choices. Adopting a healthy lifestyle can significantly help to lower your blood pressure. In some cases, a healthy lifestyle may require supplementing with medication, such as felodipine. The most effective steps you can take to help lower your blood pressure include; regular exercise, a low-fat diet, reducing your intake of salt, smoking cessation, and reducing your consumption of alcohol.
Felodipine may also be prescribed alongside other hypertension medicines including beta-blockers or diuretics to further reduce blood pressure.
Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?
Felodipine is available in 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg tablets. Your recommended strength and dose of Felodipine will vary depending on the nature of your condition, your medical history and whether you are taking it alone or alongside another blood pressure medicine. Always follow your GP's instructions exactly. Continue taking Felodipine until your doctor advises that you stop, even if you feel healthy.
Generally, the initial dose is 5mg per day. Swallow the tablet whole with a sip of water. Take Felodipine either on an empty stomach or with a light meal.
Avoid grapefruit juice, as it is known to interact with Felodipine. A substance in the grapefruit increases the concentration of the drug within the bloodstream, which may make you more susceptible to side effects.
If, for any reason, you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for your next tablet, skip the dose that you missed. Never double your dose to compensate for a dose that you have missed.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Felodipine, however, if you do they can include:
Dizziness, headache, nausea swollen gums, heart palpitations, blushing of the face or neck, swelling of the ankle, abdominal pain.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Felodipine is unsuitable if you:
Before taking Felodipine, inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems.
Tell your GP or pharmacist if you have taken or plan to take any of the following medicines:
Avoid grapefruit juice.
Felodipine may lower your blood pressure excessively. This may cause symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness or fainting. If you notice these symptoms, seek medical care.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredient in Felodipine tablets is felodipine.
Felodipine tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, povidone K25, propylene glycol, propyl gallate (Ph.Eur) magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica, talcum, iron oxide red (E172, iron oxide yellow (E171), titanium dioxide.
Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Felodipine tablets online.
The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.
Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.
You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Felodipine tablets to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.
Felodipine is a prescription-only blood pressure treatment. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of 3 packs of treatment at one time.
This allows us to balance offering our patients an adequate supply of treatment with regular checks on their condition, symptoms, and effectiveness of treatment. This model ensures the perfect mix of convenience with optimal health and safety.
If you have no adverse effects and your blood pressure is well controlled, you can log in and easily re-order another supply.
Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Felodipine is available for next-day delivery.
The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our Doctor and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.
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