felodipine extended-release - oral, Plendil
GENERIC NAME: FELODIPINE EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL (fell-OH-dih-peen)
BRAND NAME(S): Plendil
USES: Felodipine is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Felodipine is known as a calcium channel blocker. By blocking calcium, this medication relaxes and widens blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to prevent chest pain (angina).
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