Tablets: 2.5 milligrams,
Tablets: 5 milligrams,
Tablets: 10 milligrams.
Plendil is prescribed to treat high blood pressure.
Plendil is prescribed to treat patients with angina and is being studied in patients with congestive heart failure.
Plendil is prescribed alone or in combination with other agents.
Plendil is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is effective alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. A type of medication called a calcium channel blocker, Plendil eases the workload of the heart by slowing down its muscle contractions and the passage of nerve impulses through it. This improves blood flow through the heart and throughout the body, reduces blood pressure, and helps prevent angina pain (chest pain, often accompanied by a feeling of choking, usually caused by lack of oxygen in the heart due to clogged arteries).
Your doctor will adjust the dosage according to your response to the drug.
The usual starting dose is 5 mg once a day; your doctor will adjust the dose at intervals of not less than 2 weeks.
The usual dosage range is 2.5 to 10 mg once daily.
The safety and effectiveness of Plendil in children have not been established.
If you are over 65 years of age, your doctor will start treatment with a dosage of 2.5 mg once a day and will monitor your blood pressure closely during dosage adjustment.
People with liver problems usually require lower doses of Plendil and are carefully monitored while the dose is adjusted.
Plendil usually is taken once daily. It should be
taken without food or with no more than a light meal since food may
reduce its absorption. Taking Plendil with grapefruit
juice increases its absorption and may lead to sudden drops in blood
pressure. Since Plendil comes as a sustained-release tablet, it
should be swallowed whole. It should not be chewed or crushed.
Peripheral edema (swollen ankles and feet) and headache are the most common side effects of Plendil. Dizziness also may occur.
Plendil side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Swelling Of The Legs And Feet;