Felodipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure alongside other medications. As of writing, it does not come with any brands.
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Hässle, a Swedish company and a division of Astra AB, discovered felodipine. In 1979, it filed a patent application and claimed that the drug was an antihypertensive one.
Under a 1982 agreement, Astra partnered felodipine and others with Merck & Co. It was 1991 when the FDA approved the drug. Soon after, it entered the market and competed with other calcium channel blockers.
Astra AB and Merck changed their partnership to Astra Merck. In 1998, Astra bought out Merck’s rights in the joint venture. Since then, Astra became known as AstraZeneca.
In April 2016, China Medical System Holdings acquired the right to market felodipine, while Astra Seneca continued to manufacture the drug.
Felodipine blocks the calcium’s normal action on blood vessels and the heart. Doing so allows the relaxation of blood vessels and leads to the heart beating with less force and pumping out less blood. This also results in the heart beating more slowly and regularly.
While known to treat high blood pressure, felodipine may also treat other conditions as determined by your physician.
You should not use felodipine if you have a history of low blood pressure and are allergic to any of its ingredients. Before using the drug, talk to your doctor about your medical conditions. Tell him or her if these conditions apply to you: pregnant; breast-feeding; allergies to certain food, medicines, and other substances; taking any other medicine, dietary supplements, or herbal preparations; heart problems; or breathing problems.
Also, it is important to talk to your health care provider before you stop any medication or change its dose.