Plendil ER

Plendil ER

felodipine

Manufacturer:

AstraZeneca

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Felodipine
Indications/Uses
Dosage/Direction for Use
HTN Initially 5 mg once daily. Maintenance: 5-10 mg once daily. Elderly Initially 2.5 mg daily. Angina pectoris Initially 5 mg once daily, increasing to 10 mg once daily if needed. Doses are to be taken in the morning.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Take w/o food or following a light meal not rich in fat or carbohydrates. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Uncompensated heart failure, acute MI, unstable angina pectoris. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Rarely, may precipitate significant hypotension in susceptible individuals which may result in MI. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Flush, headache, palpitations, dizziness & fatigue, peripheral edema.
Drug Interactions
Increase in plasma conc w/ enzyme inhibitors eg, cimetidine, erythromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole & certain flavonoids present in grapefruit juice. Decrease in plasma conc w/ enzyme inducers eg, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampicin, barbiturates. Increase conc of tacrolimus.
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
Plendil ER tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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Plendil ER tab 2.5 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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Plendil ER tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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