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Suggest treatment for headache, sore throat and high BP while on Plendil

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Question: Just started Plendil ER 2.5 mg for med/high BP. A few headaches and sore mouth. Drink up to 1 litres of water plus tea.

Concerned about morning when 24 hour tablet worn off and feel quite unwell until tablet taken with food at breakfast and kicks in mid day.

Concerned about breast Cancer risk as I do need monitoring closely as growth clusters are known.

Female 69 Y/o.

Appreciate your comments.



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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. It is a long acting drug

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. Welcome to HCM. I understand your concern.
Felodipine is a long acting drug whose effects last for 24 hours. So no need to worry. If the blood pressure control is inadequate, the dose can be increased.
You just have to take the medicine at a fixed time usually in the morning. Moreover, the effect does not wear of as the steady level of drug is maintained.
Regarding the breast cancer risk, i will advise you to undergo annual mammogram and clinical breast examination once in an year.
If you have further concerns and queries, feel free to ask
Thanks and regards
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Suggest treatment for headache, sore throat and high BP while on Plendil

Brief Answer: Hello dear. It is a long acting drug Detailed Answer: Hello dear. Welcome to HCM. I understand your concern. Felodipine is a long acting drug whose effects last for 24 hours. So no need to worry. If the blood pressure control is inadequate, the dose can be increased. You just have to take the medicine at a fixed time usually in the morning. Moreover, the effect does not wear of as the steady level of drug is maintained. Regarding the breast cancer risk, i will advise you to undergo annual mammogram and clinical breast examination once in an year. If you have further concerns and queries, feel free to ask Thanks and regards