Are you a Health Professional? Jump over to the doctors only platform. Click Here

Agon SR

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Generic Name: Felodipine
Product Name: Agon SR

Indication

Hypertension

Action

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

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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Dates

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


Created by: myVMC