Felodipine No Prescription
Felodipine is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension and angina.
Felodipine is prescribed to treat high blood pressure. It relaxes your blood vessels so your heart does not have to pump as hard.
A dihydropyridine calcium antagonist with positive inotropic effects. It lowers blood pressure by reducing peripheral vascular resistance through a highly selective action on smooth muscle in arteriolar resistance vessels.
Felodipine is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to this product.
Felodipine Without a Prescription
Felodipine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day. Do not crush, chew, or divide felodipine tablets.
Felodipine controls high blood pressure but does not cure it.
Felodipine, a dihydropyridine calcium-channel blocker, is used alone or with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, to treat hypertension, chronic stable angina pectoris, and Prinzmetal's variant angina. Felodipine is similar to other peripheral vasodilators. Felodipine inhibits the influx of extra cellular calcium across the myocardial and vascular smooth muscle cell membranes blocking the calcium channels. The decrease in intracellular calcium inhibits the contractile processes of the myocardial smooth muscle cells, causing dilation of the coronary and systemic arteries, increased oxygen delivery to the myocardial tissue, decreased total peripheral resistance, decreased systemic blood pressure, and decreased afterload.
Felodipine Side Effects
Felodipine side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- difficulty breathing or swallowing;
- dizziness or lightheadedness;
- enlargement of gum tissue around teeth;
- fast heartbeat;
- flushing (feeling of warmth);
- swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, arms, or legs;