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Agon SR

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Generic Name: Felodipine
Product Name: Agon SR




Calcium channel blockers block the inward current of calcium into cells in vascular smooth muscle, myocardium and cardiac conducting system via L-type calcium channels. Felodipine, a dihydropyridine-type calcium channel blocker acts mainly on vascular smooth muscle to reduce peripheral vascular resistance, and have minimal effect on normal myocardial cells at therapeutic doses.

Dose advice

Initially 5mg once daily, increased over 1-2 weeks to a maximum of 10mg once daily Elderly, Hepatic impairment: Initially 2.5mg daily


Schedule 4

Common side effects

  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Peripheral oedema
  • Palpitations

Uncommon side effects

  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gingival hyperplasia
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Hypotension
  • Tachycardia
  • Chest pain
  • Dyspepsia
  • Constipation
  • Paraesthesia
  • Muscle cramps
  • Polyuria

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 18 March, 2016

Created by: myVMC