Felodipin Stada Retard

Felodipin Stada Retard

felodipine

Manufacturer:

Stada

Distributor:

HK Medical Supplies
/
Health Express
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Felodipine
Indications/Uses
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 5 mg once daily. May be increased to 10 mg once daily. At least 2 wk should elapse before dosage is increased. Max: 10 mg. Elderly or patients w/ mild to moderate hepatic impairment Initially 2.5 mg once daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Take w/o food or w/ a light meal. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Stroke w/in the last 6 mth; CV shock; higher-grade aortic or mitral stenosis; hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy; unstable angina pectoris; acute MI w/in the last 8 wk; 2nd & 3rd degree AV block; CHF; severe renal or hepatic impairment. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Use w/ caution in patients w/ conduction disorders, heart failure, tachycardia & haemodynamically relevant aortic &/or mitral valve stenosis. Risk of hypertensive crisis if treatment is discontinued abruptly. Mild to moderate hepatic impairment. Elderly. Should not be used in childn.
Adverse Reactions
Flushing, headache, tinnitus, peripheral oedema, angina pectoris attacks.
Drug Interactions
Increased BP-lowering effect w/ other BP-lowering drugs & certain TCAs. Increased blood levels w/ cimetidine, erythromycin, itraconazole or ketoconazole; grapefruit. Reduced blood levels w/ carbamazepine, phenytoin or barbiturates.
MIMS Class
Calcium Antagonists
ATC Classification
C08CA02 - felodipine ; Belongs to the class of dihydropyridine derivative selective calcium-channel blockers with mainly vascular effects. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Felodipin Stada Retard modified-release tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
100's
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