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When and How to Take Felodipine

Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include:
  • Felodipine comes in the form of a tablet. It is taken by mouth, usually once a day.
  • Because felodipine tablets are extended release, they should not be crushed, broken, or chewed. Be sure to swallow the tablets whole.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Who Makes Felodipine?

It is manufactured by AstraZeneca.


Felodipine tablets are available in three strengths:
  • Felodipine 2.5 mg tablets
  • Felodipine 5 mg tablets
  • Felodipine 10 mg tablets.

Generic Felodipine

Currently, both brand-name and generic versions of felodipine are licensed for sale.
(Click Generic Plendil for more information.)
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