Plendil (felodipine) is in a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. Felodipine relaxes (widens) your blood vessels (veins and arteries), which makes it easier for the heart to pump and reduces its workload.

Plendil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

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  • Plendil
  • More common
    Bloating or swelling of face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    rapid weight gain
    tingling of hands or feet
    unusual weight gain or loss
    Less common
    Body aches or pain
    chills
    cough
    difficulty in breathing
    ear congestion
    fever
    headache
    loss of voice
    nasal congestion
    runny nose
    sneezing
    sore throat
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Incidence not known
    Blurred vision
    chest pain, tightness, or heaviness
    confusion
    congestion
    cough producing mucus
    diarrhea
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
    fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    hoarseness
    joint pain
    large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    loss of appetite
    muscle aches and pains
    nausea
    pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back, or neck
    pale skin
    shivering
    shortness of breath
    sweating
    swelling or puffiness of face
    tender or swollen glands in neck
    trouble in swallowing
    trouble sleeping
    troubled breathing with exertion
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    voice changes
    wheezing
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking felodipine, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Feeling of warmth
    redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
    Some felodipine side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    Less common
    Acid or sour stomach
    belching
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    constipation
    heartburn
    indigestion
    lack or loss of strength
    skin rash
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    Rare
    Bleeding gums
    irritation in mouth
    redness and swelling of gums
    Incidence not known
    Bloated or full feeling
    bloody nose
    burning while urinating
    decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    difficult or painful urination
    difficulty in moving
    discouragement
    disturbed color perception
    double vision
    dry mouth
    excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
    feeling sad or empty
    fear or nervousness
    frequent strong or increased urge to urinate
    halos around lights
    hives or welts
    inability to have or keep an erection
    increased need to urinate
    increased volume of pale or dilute urine
    irritability
    itching
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    loss of interest or pleasure
    muscle cramps or stiffness
    night blindness
    overbright appearance of lights
    pain or tenderness around eyes and cheekbones
    passing gas
    passing urine more often
    redness of skin
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    sleeplessness
    sores, welting, or blisters
    swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
    swollen joints
    tiredness
    trouble concentrating
    tunnel vision
    unable to sleep
  • (felodipine) tablet, extended release