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Plendil 5 mg Tablet

Manufactured byAstra Zeneca Pharma India Ltd.
ContainsFelodipine
Description

Plendil 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect. This medicine may cause swelling of gums; this can be avoided with good dental care.

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Substitutes

List of substitutes for Plendil 5 mg Tablet

Felogard 5 mg Tablet
Cipla Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Plendil 5 mg Tablet

  • Bloating
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Tingling of hands or feet
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Sneezing
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Runny Nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Inflammation of gum

Uses of Plendil 5 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 to 5 hours.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to felodipine or any other calcium-channel blockers.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Hypotension

This medicine should be used with caution due to a risk of hypotension and syncope. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Appropriate dose adjustments and close monitoring of blood pressure are necessary for such patients.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments and close monitoring of liver function are recommended for such patients.

Pediatric use

The safety and efficacy of Plendil 5 mg Tablet have not been established in children.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Atenolol

Clozapine

Itraconazole

Ketoconazole

Aspirin

Rifampicin

Dolasetron

Disease interactions

Cardiogenic shock

Plendil 5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe side-effects. Appropropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, fainting, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Plendil 5 mg Tablet with or without food. Do not crush or chew the tablet, swallow it whole. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Inform the doctor immediately if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the heart rate. This allows the blood to flow smoothly and decreases the blood pressure.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents

Schedule

N/A

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