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Felodipine : Interaction with Food, Herbs, Alcohol and Caffeine


Interaction of Felodipine with Food, Herbs, Alcohol and Caffeine - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Felodipine is a calcium channel blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure. The medication relaxes blood vessels.

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Felodipine Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit increases the blood level of felodipine.

Onion: Quercetin flavonoid in onion may possibly interact with felodipine. It appears to prevent the breakdown the drug into an inactive form and thereby increases the blood level of the drug.

Pleurisy Root: Pleurisy roots are not recommended with most cardiovascular medications due to the cardiac glycoside content of the root.

Felodipine Interactions with Alcohol

The interaction of alcohol with felodipine may make you feel dizzy. It is better to avoid alcohol when you are on felodipine especially when you must be alert.
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Felodipine Interactions with Caffeine

The antihypertensive effect of felodipine may be affected by black coffee.

How to Take the Medication -

Felodipine comes in the form of an extended release tablet. You may take this medicine once a day. Follow the instructions exactly as directed by your doctor. Stick to the dose and don't skip the medicine. Even if you forget a dose, take it as soon as possible. Do not double the dose at a time to compensate the missed dose.
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