For treating high blood pressure, the recommended starting dose of Plendil is 5 mg once daily. If your blood pressure is not under control, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to 10 mg daily. Your dose may be decreased to 2.5 mg daily if you develop bothersome side effects. Elderly people or people with liver problems will typically start at a lower Plendil dosage.
Plendil Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of Plendil® (felodipine) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Plendil Dosage for High Blood PressureThe recommended starting dose of Plendil for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) is Plendil 5 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to Plendil 10 mg daily (if your blood pressure in not under control) or decrease your dose to Plendil 2.5 mg daily (if you experience bothersome Plendil side effects).
Elderly people or people who have liver problems should start at a lower Plendil dosage, as they are more likely to have higher levels of the medication in their blood.
General Information on Dosing With PlendilConsiderations for people taking Plendil include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
- Because Plendil tablets are extended-release, they should not be crushed, broken, or chewed. Be sure to swallow the tablets whole.
- Plendil should be taken with food.
- The medication should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For Plendil to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related your Plendil dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.