Felop

Felop

felodipine

Manufacturer:

Shou Chan

Distributor:

New Smart Formulae
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Felodipine
Indications/Uses
Dosage/Direction for Use
HTN Initially 5 mg daily, up to a max of 20 mg daily. Usual maintenance dose: 5-10 mg daily. Angina pectoris 5 mg daily, may be increased to 10 mg daily if necessary. Impaired hepatic function & elderly Initially 2.5 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Take in the morning either always w/o food or w/ a light meal (eg, orange juice, bread & cereal). Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Unstable angina; significant aortic stenosis; w/in 1 month of MI.
Special Precautions
May precipitate significant hypotension in susceptible individuals which may result to myocardial ischemia. W/draw if ischemic pain occurs or existing pain worsens after initiating treatment or if cardiogenic shock develops. Concomitant administration w/ grapefruit juice. Pregnancy. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Flushing, headache, palpitations, dizziness, fatigue; peripheral edema, nausea & vomiting.
Drug Interactions
May increase plasma conc w/ CYP450 3A4 inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole, erythromycin, grapefruit juice & cimetidine). Nifedipine.
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
Felop tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
100's
Form
Felop tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
100's
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