Plendil is an oral calcium blocker. It can treat high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a common condition. If left untreated, it may cause:
Plendil helps relaxes the blood vessels in your heart. It prevents the calcium from being released within the muscles making it easier for your heart to pump blood.
Aside from taking this medication, lifestyle changes will also help you control your blood pressure. This includes:
The generic name of Plendil is Felodipine. It is available only with the prescription of your doctor.
Plendil prevents the muscle cells of your arteries from releasing calcium. Calcium helps your muscles to contract. But too much calcium in your arteries can make it narrow. When it happens, your heart needs to pump harder causing pressure to increase. This drug will dilate your arteries thereby reducing your blood pressure.
Plendil is available in 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg. The recommended initial dose is 5 mg a day. Your doctor can decrease your dosage to 2.5 mg or increase to 10 mg a day. The recommended range of dosage is 2.5 mg-10 mg a day.
What are the precautions in taking Plendil?
The generic brand Felodipine is cheaper than the brand name Plendil. Plendil 2.5 mg costs $0.23 per unit price or $7.00 for 30 tabs. While the branded Plendil 2.5 mg costs $1.58 per unit price or $47.31 for 30 tablets.