|Manufacturer:||AstraZeneca manufactures PLENDIL.|
|Uses:||The uses of PLENDIL include:|
Plendil is indicated in the treatment of hypertension. PLENDIL may be used alone or concomitantly with other antihypertensive agents.
Plendil is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is effective alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. A type of medication called a calcium channel blocker, Plendil eases the workload of the heart by slowing down its muscle contractions and the passage of nerve impulses through it. This improves blood flow through the heart and throughout the body, reduces blood pressure, and helps prevent angina pain (chest pain, often accompanied by a feeling of choking, usually caused by lack of oxygen in the heart due to clogged arteries).
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.
Felodipine is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).