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Felodipine Dosage

Medically reviewed on December 15, 2017.

Applies to the following strengths: 2.5 mg; 5 mg; 10 mg

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Geriatric Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension

Initial dose: 5 mg orally once a day
Maintenance dose: 2.5 to 10 mg orally once a day

Comments: If needed, dose adjustments should generally occur at intervals of at least 2 weeks.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Hypertension

Initial dose: 2.5 to 5 mg orally once a day
Maintenance dose: 2.5 to 10 mg orally once a day

Comments: If needed, dose adjustments should generally occur at intervals of at least 2 weeks.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypertension

(Not approved by FDA)

NIH and NHLBI recommendations:
1 year or older:
Initial dose: 2.5 mg orally once a day
Maintenance dose: 2.5 to 10 mg orally once a day
Maximum dose: 10 mg/day

Renal Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended

Liver Dose Adjustments

Initial dose: 2.5 mg orally once a day
Maintenance dose: 2.5 to 10 mg orally once a day

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Hypersensitivity to the active component

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Administer whole. Do not crush or chew.
-Should regularly be taken either without food or with a light meal.

Storage requirements: Protect from light.

Monitoring:
-Cardiovascular: Blood pressure (during dose adjustments in elderly or hepatically impaired patients)

Patient advice: Inform patients that good dental hygiene decreases the incidence and severity of gingival hyperplasia.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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