Lowers blood pressure. Plendil (Felodipine) works well to lower blood pressure, but it may cause swelling in your arms and legs at higher doses. Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. No pricing data for this drug at this filter setting. Try searching on GoodRx Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+
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Side effects Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide
Upset stomach 3%
Colds or flu 2%
Runny nose 2%
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The Hydrochlorothiazide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Hydrochlorothiazide side effects » How it works Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide Plendil (Felodipine) is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing heart tissue and lowering pressure in blood vessels, which causes your blood pressure to go down. Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill). It works in the kidneys to make you urinate more, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes. This lowers blood pressure and swelling. Type of medication Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide Prescription only Prescription only Available as Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide Used for Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide Risk factors for serious side effects Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide › Taking in combination with a beta-blocker › Liver disease › Over age 65 › History of heart failure › History of kidney disease Detailed Plendil (Felodipine) risks & warnings » › Current electrolyte imbalance › History of sulfa allergies › History of gout › Current kidney problems Detailed Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
Food Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide › Plendil (Felodipine) can be taken without food or with a light low fat meal. No food related info.
Kidneys and liver Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide No kidneys and liver related info. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. Upsides and benefits Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide › Plendil (Felodipine) is a good option for people with high blood pressure. › Calcium channel blockers sometimes work better for people of African descent than other blood pressure lowering drugs. › Works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination. › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. Works especially well for African Americans. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Good option if you have both high blood pressure and heart failure. › Raises calcium levels in the body, so it can be good for people with osteoporosis to slow down bone loss and even help with new bone formation. › Most people have very few side effects. Downsides and risks Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide › Plendil (Felodipine) may not work as well as other calcium channel blockers. › It can lead to more swelling in your arms and legs when taken at higher doses. › You can't miss doses. Stopping Plendil (Felodipine) could cause a sudden spike in blood pressure. › Plendil (Felodipine) can't be crushed or cut into two. › Makes you urinate more often. › Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Plendil Hydrochlorothiazide › Can cause swelling in your legs or ankles. › Can also cause swelling in your gums. › Plendil (Felodipine) can be taken without food or with a light low fat meal. › Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking Plendil (Felodipine). › You might feel lightheaded or dizzy when first starting Plendil (Felodipine). › Starts working in about 2 hours. › Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime. › Can cause dizziness in the first few days. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. Learn more More about Plendil Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Hydrochlorothiazide Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert