| Felogard 5
| Felodipine BP
What is Felogard 5?
Felogard containing the active ingredient felodipine is considered a calcium channel blocker type of medication. The medication works by relaxing the blood vessels to allow the heart to pump blood more easily and the blood to circulate more freely around the body. It can be used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain associated with angina.
How is Felogard 5 used?
Felogard is usually taken once per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken on an empty stomach or with a light meal but will need to be taken the same way each time. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed, chewed or split to prevent too much of the medication from being released at one time. It is recommended to avoid consuming grapefruits or grapefruit juice while using the drug as it may increase the amount of the medication in your bloodstream.
Patients using Felogard may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persists or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Worsened chest pain
- Joint or muscle pain
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Felogard 5 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.