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Felodipin with high blood pressure

Felodipine for high blood pressure

Felodipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure patients, angina pectoris and cardiac arrhythmias.

Felodipine causes pathological changes in the fine vasculature (especially the heart).

Felodipine belongs to the calcium channel blockers nifedipine.

The mode of action of felodipine is the extension of the smooth muscle of the blood vessels and therefore a reduction in blood pressure.

It blocks the influx of calcium into heart muscle cells and leads to a reduced oxygen consumption and thus causes the heart to relax, which in turn lowers blood pressure. It should be taken orally.

Side effects

The increased blood flow can cause edema in the legs, dizziness, nausea, fatigue and abdominal pain. Headaches, palpitations and sensory disturbances are among the better-known side effects.

The calcium channel blocker felodipine

Felodipine is a calcium channel blocker used for high blood pressure

With high blood pressure, calcium antagonist felodipine is often prescribed

Occasionally, diarrhea, fluctuations in blood sugar levels, and gingival overgrowth occur. Skin problems like itching or hives can cause cardiac infarctions and renal dysfunction can somes happen. Also there are interactions with beta-blockers and diuretics as well as muscle relaxers.

It is important to know that the consumption of grapefruit leads to a delayed degradation of felodipine in the body.

Drugs:

- Felocor (tablets with 2.5, 5 and 10 mg)

- Felodipine ct (tablets with 2.5, 5 and 10 mg)

- Felodipine Heumann (tablets with 2.5, 5 and 10 mg)

- Felodipine Sandoz (tablet with 2.5, 5 and 10 mg)

- Modip (tablets with 2.5, 5 and 10 mg)

- Munobal (tablets with 2.5, 5 and 10 mg)

- Plendil (tablets with 5 and 10 mg)

Here you can read more about the calcium antagonist isradipine and its application in high blood pressure.




The calcium channel blocker felodipine




Various types of calcium channel blockers

In general there are 2 different types of calcium antagonists (calcium channel blockers), namely the non-dihydropyridine and the dihydropyridines.

Non-dihydropyridines are:

- diltiazem
- gallopamil
- verapamil

Dihydropyridines are:

- Amlodipine
- Clevidipine
- Felodipine
- Isradipine
- Lacidipine
- Lercanidipine
- Manidipine
- Nicardipine
- Nifedipine
- Nilvadipine
- Nimodipine
- Nisoldipine
- Nitrendipine




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