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Felogard is the brand name for the oral medication prescribed for the treatment hypertension or high blood pressure. It contains the active ingredient Felodipine, which is a calcium channel blocker also known as a calcium antagonist. It can also be administered to treat angina (severe chest pain).
Felodipine 5mg- Working Mechanism
The calcium antagonist, Felodipine, assists in the flow of blood through the veins and arteries with less resistance by widening the blood vessels. It thus reduces the strain (or workload) on the heart, brings down the heart rate, eventually preventing any chance of a heart-attack.
Felodipine 5mg- Dosage Facts
Felodipine is available in the form of tablets for oral administration. It should not be taken in smaller or larger quantities than recommended.
Felodipine can be taken with or without food, at the same time each day. The period of treatment ranges from one week to two weeks, according to the patients needs. It may take more than a week or two to get the full effect of this medication. Even during the period of treatment, the patients blood pressure should be closely monitored.
It should be taken with food to improve its absorption. Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice during the period of treatment should be avoided, as it may increase the Felodipine levels in the blood.
Felodipine 5mg- Side Effects
The side effects are minimal; following are the common less serious side effects
Constipation, loss of appetite
Dizziness, nausea, weakness
Following serious side effects should be reported to the doctor immediately:
Hives, difficulty in breathing
swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat
coughing up blood
Felogard 5mg- Buying Information
It is available in the form of tablets (to be taken orally) of strength 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg of 30 pills in a pack. Cipla is a widely known manufacturer of Felogard 5mg in India. They are easily available in all the known pharmacies.
They could be bought online too at great prices which is possible through huge discounts and deals offered by the respective online pharmacies.