Compare felodipine vs. Sular

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Plendil (felodipine)

Prescription only

Sular (nisoldipine)

Prescription only
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.

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

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.
  • Sular (nisoldipine) 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.
  • Sular (nisoldipine) works as well as other calcium channel blockers to treat high blood pressure.
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.
  • There are 2 different types of extended release Sular (nisoldipine), which can be very confusing.
  • Sular (nisoldipine) can cause headaches.
  • You can't miss doses. Stopping Sular (nisoldipine) could cause a sudden spike in blood pressure.
  • Sular (nisoldipine) can't be crushed or cut into two.
  • Sular (nisoldipine) can cause more side effects if you are over 65 years old.
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Dosage forms
  • Extended release
  • Extended release
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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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10possible side effects
  • Swelling of arms and legs
    22%
  • Headache
    22%
  • Sore throat
    5%
  • Dizziness
    5%
  • Flushing
    4%
  • Racing or fluttering heart beat
    3%
  • Stuffy nose
    3%
  • Chest pain
    2%
  • Nausea
    2%
  • Rash
    2%
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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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  • Chest pain or heart attack
    • History of heart problems
  • Low blood pressure
    • Over age 65
  • Liver problems
    • Liver disease
    • History of heavy alcohol use
  • Swelling in arms and legs
    • History of heart failure
    • History of kidney disease
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