Felodipine is a medication that is used for treating high blood pressure. This medication helps to relax the blood vessels, which improves blood flow and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood. Felodipine, which is only available by prescription, comes in the form of an extended-release tablet and is usually taken once a day. Possible side effects include dizziness, weakness, and headaches.
What Is Felodipine?Felodipine (Plendil®) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
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Side Effects of FelodipineAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with felodipine. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. When side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Swelling of the lower legs, feet, or hands (peripheral edema)
- Flushing (redness of the skin, especially the face)
- Upset stomach or indigestion
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