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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. ## Micardis contains the active ingredient Telmisartan, it is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. Yes, it can cause dizziness, orthostatic hypotension, and general hypotension (low blood pressure) as side effects, so it could be causing, or contributing to her falling. Other side effects may include increase urination, and headache. Is there on any other medications? Is her doctor aware of the falls? Even if a fall didn't require...

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. ## What has your doctor advised? Plendil contains Felodipine, it is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac problems. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. It is not, however, known to really...

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. ## You can safely switch from one to the other, as long as your doctor approves, and the dosage has been taken under careful consideration. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. I've had to change medications mult...


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?


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