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Felodipine

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What does it do?

  • What does it do?
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Felodipine is used to treat high blood pressure and angina by relaxing blood vessels.

How should you take it?

  • How should you take it?
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Take felodipine regularly as directed with a glass of water. Swallow the tablets whole.

What if you forget a dose?

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Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.

Can you take other medicines?

  • Can you take other medicines?
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Some medicines available without a prescription may react with felodipine including:

  • anti-inflammatories, such as diclofenac (e.g. Voltaren®), ibuprofen (e.g. Nurofen®), or aspirin (e.g. Disprin®, in doses used for pain relief). These can also be found in some cold and flu medicines (e.g. Nurofen Cold and Flu®).

Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs.

What side effects might you notice?

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Side EffectsRecommended action

Short of breath

Change in heartbeat

Enlarged, tender or bleeding gums

Tell your doctor

Flushing

Headache, dizziness, tiredness or weakness

Muscle pain or cramps

Swollen feet or legs

Stomach upset

Changes in sexual function

Tell your doctor if troublesome

If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.

Other information:

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  • Tell your doctor if you have liver problems, or other heart problems.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Grapefruit, grapefruit juice or sour/Seville oranges may react with felodipine. Discuss with your pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking felodipine without talking to your doctor first.

This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.

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Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. August 2018

For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?

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About My Medicines

My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.

For more information about the sheets, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?

My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed