Compare felodipine vs. Prazosin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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 and makes it easier to urinate.
Prazosin is used mostly to make urination easier for men with an enlarged prostate, but it can cause dizziness.
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- 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.
- Can be added to other blood pressure-lowering medicines if you need additional blood pressure control.
- Makes urination easier in men with an enlarged prostate.
- Helps people with PTSD get better sleep with fewer, less-intense nightmares.
- 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.
- Not the best medicine to lower blood pressure by itself.
- Likely to cause orthostatic hypotension. This means dizziness when you change positions (like standing up) because your blood pressure doesn't adjust quickly enough.
- Not preferred for people 65 years or older.
- Extended release
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8possible side effects
- Racing heart beat4%
- Colds or flu2%
7possible side effects
- Lack of energy7%
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
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
- Age 65 years or older