What is Felodipine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Plendil Felodipine ER Flodil Show all

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Felodipine is a calcium-channel blocker used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Whilst taking this drug, drinking grapefruit juice is contraindicated due to a possible toxic reaction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 9 1
Elevated blood pressure 8 1
General health 3 2
Raynaud's Disease 2 2
Doctor recommendation 1 0
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Felodipine

Side effect Patients
Swelling in legs, feet and ankles 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Felodipine

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 4
2.5 mg daily 1
10 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Felodipine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped taking Felodipine

Duration

Currently taking Felodipine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Felodipine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Felodipine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Irbesartan (Avapro) 1

Patients stopped taking Felodipine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Methyldopa 1
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1 patient evaluation for Felodipine

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motherg00se
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motherg00se
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

See motherg00se's full Felodipine history

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Changed to different med.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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