Compare felodipine vs. Dynacirc

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Lowers blood pressure.

Plendil (felodipine) works well to lower blood pressure, but it may cause swelling in your arms and legs at higher doses.

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Upsides
  • 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.
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Downsides
  • 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.
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Used for
  • Hypertension
  • Angina Hypertension
  • Intraoperative Hypertension - Pregnancy
Dosage forms
  • Extended release
  • Pill
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Side effects
8possible side effects
  • Headache
    10%
  • Swelling
    9%
  • Flushing
    5%
  • Racing heart beat
    4%
  • Weakness
    3%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Nausea
    2%
  • Colds or flu
    2%
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The Dynacirc (Isradipine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Low blood pressure
    • Over age 65
  • Heart failure
    • Taking in combination with a beta-blocker
  • Special dosing requirements
    • Liver disease
    • Over age 65
  • Swelling in arms and legs
    • History of heart failure
    • History of kidney disease
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