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(Also known as Plendil)
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to (Plendil (Felodipine) )
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What is Plendil Used For?Chemial Name: FELODIPINE (fe-LOE-di-peen)
Plendil (Felodipine) belongs to a class of drugs that are known as calcium channel blockers. It is used to treat hypertension better known as high blood pressure. It works by relaxing the blood vessels which helps the heart to pump and decreases its workload.
Felodipine generic is available online from Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient of this drug is felodipine.
Your doctor may set the dose according to the severity of the symptoms. Follow the instructions of your doctor carefully regarding dosage. Do not exceed the recommended prescription for the best results. Visit your doctor regularly while taking this treatment because your blood pressure will be closely monitored by your physician. In many cases, high blood pressure has no symptoms, and you may need to use Plendil 10mg for your whole life.
Plendil should not be used by people who are allergic to felodipine at all. If you have any liver disease or any heart problems, you should tell your doctor before taking Plendil because it can cause a dangerous mix of reaction inside the human body. You should also tell the doctor about any other medications you are taking at the same time because different medications can cause side effects other than the ones mentioned.
You also need to keep in mind that there are two basic dosages for Plendil. The first is Felodipine 5mg, and the other one is the double of that which is Felodipine 10mg. Your doctor can help you decide which dosage you need as it depends on the severity of your ailment and how resistant you are to the medicine.
There can be a wide range of side effects which can occur while taking this medicine. Some common side effects include breaking out in hives, respiratory trouble, and swelling of the face and mouth. Side effects also include:
- Shortness of breath.
- Getting a feeling that you are about to pass out.
- Faster than normal heartbeat
- Feeling numb or tingly in different parts of the body.
- Heavy chest pain
Other side effects may include:
- Severe pain in the stomach
- Pain in the joints
- Cramping muscles
- Feeling warm or feeling like you have a nominal fever even though you do not
- Excessive urination
- Symptoms of a cold such as a flowing nose, sneezing, and a sore throat
Product Code: 1725
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.