Felodipine SR

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Felodipine is a medication that is used to treat high blood pressure, as well as preventing heart disease and strokes. Felodipine SR stands for “sustained release” felodipine. This means that the medication is absorbed slowly into the bloodstream so that its effects last for longer.
  • Decreases high blood pressure
  • Prevents angina
  • Reduces cardiovascular risk
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About Felodipine SR

  • Felodipine SR is a sustained release preparation
  • Felodipine SR is used to treat high blood pressure
  • The medication also helps to prevent angina (chest pain that occurs on exertion) as well as heart disease and strokes
  • You must not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice whilst taking felodipine SR
  • When taking felodipine SR, you may get a headache or feel flushed
  • Felodipine SR is sometimes known by its brand names Cardioplen XL, Folpik XL, Felotens XL, Vascalpha, Neofel XL and Plendil
  • It is important to read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects and cautions.

    How Does Felodipine SR Work?

    Felodipine SR is a heart and blood pressure medication that belongs to a group of medications called calcium channel blockers. Calcium is needed to make the heart contract or beat.

    Calcium channel blockers prevent too much calcium from entering the muscle of the heart and the blood vessel walls. This in turn helps the blood vessels and muscles relax so that the blood pressure is reduced, and the heart receives more oxygen. The heart no longer beats as forcefully, helping to take any strain off the heart.

    Felodipine SR therefore treats both high blood pressure and helps to prevent angina attacks from occurring (chest pain that occurs when the heart is not getting enough oxygen).

    Felodipine sustained release (“SR”) preparation is absorbed into the blood more slowly, meaning that its effect lasts for longer. This makes it convenient as you only need to take the medication once a day.

    How is Felodipine SR Taken?

    Felodipine SR is a tablet that should be taken with half a glass of water. The tablet should be swallowed whole in the morning before or after breakfast. It must not be crushed or chewed as this will stop it from releasing slowly into the body.

    Dosage of Felodipine SR

    When treating high blood pressure, the usual starting dose is 5mg once a day. Most people require 5-10mg daily but if this does not effectively manage the blood pressure, the dose can be increased, or another blood pressure medication added.

    When felodipine SR is taken to treat angina, the usual dose is 5mg once a day which can be increased to 10mg once a day if required.

    Are there any Side Effects?

    Like all medications, felodipine SR can have some side effects. The most common side effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Feeling flushed
  • Swollen feet or ankles.
  • These side effects are likely to settle, but if they persist or are troublesome you should speak to your GP. Swollen feet and ankles can be alleviated by raising your feet on a stool or on the bed when resting.

    Rarely, some people experience worsening of their chest pain when starting felodipine SR. If this occurs, you should speak to your doctor straight away.

    If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) including breathlessness, lip or tongue swelling, call 999 immediately.

    Felodipine SR Warnings

    Felodipine SR may not be suitable for everyone. You should tell your doctor if you:

  • Have heart problems other than high blood pressure or angina
  • Have aortic stenosis, a problem with one of the heart valves
  • Have liver disease
  • Have had a previous allergic reaction to felodipine SR or another medication
  • Are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding.
  • Felodipine SR is not suitable for use in pregnancy.

    Some medications can interact with felodipine SR. You may be advised that felodipine SR will not suit you if you already take:

  • Certain antibiotics
  • HIV medications
  • Medications for epilepsy or seizures
  • Tacrolimus, a medication that suppresses the immune system.
  • You may need to stop taking felodipine SR before having a general anaesthetic. You must not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit whilst taking felodipine SR, as this can increase the amount of the medication within your bloodstream.

    Because felodipine SR may not suit everyone, we will complete a Consultation with you including a health questionnaire. This will ensure that the medication will be suitable for you.

    A qualified prescriber will review your current medications, including any herbal remedies or supplements, to ensure that felodipine SR will not interact with them.

    Once prescribed, felodipine SR will be ordered on your behalf via electronic prescription, allowing you to pick the medication up at your convenience.

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    Buying Felodipine Online

    Can I buy Felodipine online?

    You can safely buy Felodipine online at EU Meds. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Felodipine is the right medication for your medical condition.

    Do I need a prescription for Felodipine?

    Yes, in order to purchase Felodipine you will need a valid prescription. Please note, all requests for supply of prescription medications are subject to an online clinical consultation and the decision to prescribe will be made by a doctor.

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