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Plendil

Active Ingredient(s): Felodipine
FDA Approved: July 25, 1991
Pharm Company: ASTRAZENECA
Category: Blood Pressure

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Plendil Overview

Felodipine is a calcium channel blocker (calcium antagonist), a drug used to control hypertension (high blood pressure). It is marketed under the brand name Plendil by AstraZeneca and Renedil by Sanofi-Aventis. The formulation patent for the substance expired in 2007. AstraZeneca dropped Plendil from its support and AZ&Me free Rx access program in October 2008. Contents 1 Interactions 2 Contraindications and cautions 3 Synthesis 4 References Interactions Studies dating back to...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felodipine

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Prendil
I am a home care nurse. Today one of my pt's had a prescription for "Prendil" which does not appear in any hospital formulary. Do you have any data on this medication for control of hypertension ## The correct medication name is actually Plendil and it contains the active ingredient Felodipine, which is a calcium channel blocker. Side effects may include: nausea, headache, dizziness and stomach pain. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 years ago.
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Plendil vs. Norvasc
My doctor is transferring me off of Norvasc (which has worked great to keep my blood pressure under control) to Plendil because of a change in medications covered by my HMO. Has anyone else changed to Plendil and would you share with me if it worked as well as your former medication? ## Same thing happened to me, except in reverse. I had been tanking Plendil for years with great success. The Military Pharmacy switch to Norvasc. When I asked my Doctor, he said they were interchangable.
Updated 4 years ago.
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Plendil and Micardis
My mother was taken off of Plendil and placed on Micardis several months ago. Since then, she has had several falls, and the last two, she states she felt as if she blacked out before she fell. She is 81 years old, but this has been recent and I was wondering if the medication change may be a contributing factor.
Updated 5 years ago.
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Plendil and Your Kidney
I have taken Plendil for more than 15 years along with Accupril. I am having problems with my kidney and wondered if stopping Plendil would be a wise move. There are other drugs that I am also taking that are not good for the kidneys so I just trying to see which of the ones I could change the easiest, Allopurinol is for my gout and I know that is a bad one for the kidney but am not sure I can taken anything else for that. Could you please write me back. Thank you. Just wanted to run these past my Doctor.
Updated 8 years ago.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Felodipine
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 10mg, 2.5mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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Possibly related Plendil Topics:

Plendil vs. Norvasc My doctor is transferring me off of Norvasc (which has worked great to keep my blood pressure under control) to Plendil ...  1
Plendil and Micardis My mother was taken off of Plendil and placed on Micardis several months ago. Since then, she has had several falls, and...  0
Plendil and Your Kidney I have taken Plendil for more than 15 years along with Accupril. I am having problems with my kidney and wondered if sto...  0