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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.





This drug is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium is involved in blood vessel contraction. By blocking calcium, felodipine relaxes and widens the blood vessels. It is used to treat high blood pressure.



This medication may also be used for chest pain (angina).

How To Use

Tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew tablets. This medication must be taken as directed to reduce blood pressure. It should be taken even if you do not feel sick. Most people with high blood pressure do not have any symptoms. Try to take this medication at the same time each day. Do not stop taking this medication suddenly without your doctor's permission. Some conditions can become worse if the medication is stopped too fast. This drug is best taken without food (one hour before or two hours after a meal). If stomach upset occurs, it may be taken with a light meal.

Side Effects

This drug may cause dizziness and lightheadedness especially during the first few days. Avoid activities requiring alertness. When you sit or lie down for a while, get up slowly to minimize dizziness and allow your body to adjust. You may also experience headache, flushing, nausea, tingling hands and feet, cough, sleep disturbances and swollen gums. These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. Inform your doctor if they become bothersome. Notify your doctor if you develop: breathing difficulties, swelling of the face/hands/feet, an irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, liver disease, allergies (especially drug allergies). This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. It is not known if felodipine appears in breast milk; consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Limit alcohol while taking this medication as it can enhance dizziness. This medication may cause enlargement of the gums. This can be minimized by maintaining good oral hygiene with regular brushing, flossing and massaging of the gums.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: sedatives, tranquilizers, macrolide antibiotics (e.g., erythromycin, clarithromycin), intravenous (IV) calcium, azole antifungals (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole), cimetidine, ranitidine, phenytoin, beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol), carbamazepine, digoxin, theophylline. Avoid any drugs that increase your heart-rate (the decongestants phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine and phenylpropanolamine are examples). These drugs are commonly found in over-the-counter cough-and-cold products. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, weakness, slowed or irregular heartbeat, nausea, drowsiness, confusion, and slurred speech.


Do not share this product with others.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.

Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).