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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Felodipine For High Blood Pressure

One of things many diabetics have to deal with including me is high blood pressure. One of the meds I take is called Felodipine. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels so your heart does not have to pump as hard. Again as is the case with all prescription drugs, it controls your blood pressure but does NOT heal the condition. In other words, I do not take it because I have a felodipine deficiency. I take it because until I come up with something better, it makes it so, I can walk around without high blood pressure which in and of itself causes a multitude of problems.

What are the side effects of taking Felodipine:

  • headache
  • flushing (feeling of warmth)
  • dizziness or light headedness
  • weakness
  • fast heart beat
  • heartburn
  • constipation
  • enlargement of gum tissue around teeth

More Serious Side Effects:

  • swelling of the face, eye, lips, tongue, arms or legs
  • difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • fainting
  • rash

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].


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