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Plendil Medication - Uses & Side Effects

A type of medication known as calcium channel blocker. It reduce the workload of the heart by slowing down its muscle contractions and the passage of nerve impulses. Plendil is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is effective alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. It also helps prevent angina pain such as chest pain.

Plendil Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 5 milligrams once a day.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Plendil in children have not been established.

Uses of Plendil

  • Plendil is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Plendil

Before taken Plendil medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Plendil. Side effects may include:

  • Flushing
  • Headache
  • Swelling of the legs and feet

Warnings and precautions before taking Plendil:

  • If you have congestive heart failure, then you should be used Plendil with extra caution.
  • If you have liver disease, then your doctor should monitor your blood pressure carefully while you are taking Plendil.
  • Your gums may become swollen and sore while you are taking Plendil. Good dental hygiene will help control this problem.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Plendil with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Plendil with the following:

  • Beta-blocking blood pressure medicines
  • Cimetidine
  • Digoxin
  • Erythromycin
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Phenobarbital
  • Theophylline

After taken Plendil if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Plendil overdose include:

  • Severely low blood pressure
  • Slow heartbeat

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