What is Felogard (Felodipine) used for?
Felogard (Felodipine) is a calcium channel blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from hypertension or angina. The medication relaxes the blood vessels to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. This can prevent headaches, chest pain, or faintness caused by these conditions. Your doctor may also prescribe the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Felogard (Felodipine)?
Felogard (Felodipine) is typically administered once each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets to avoid unintentionally destroying or changing the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Felogard (Felodipine)?
Some patients using Felogard (Felodipine) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms such as faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, tingling sensations, or a heavy feeling in the chest or spreading to the arm. These conditions may require reduced dosages, reduced administration frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Felogard (Felodipine) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children, allergic to other calcium channel blockers, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have cardiogenic shock, unstable angina, aortic stenosis, or who have recently had a heart attack. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have tachycardia, porphyrias, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, a history of heart failure, or reduced liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Felogard (Felodipine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Felogard may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.