Cardioplen XL

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Cardioplen is a medication that is categorised as a calcium antagonist and is used to treat angina and high blood pressure.


Describe Cardioplen.

Cardioplen is a medication that is categorised as a calcium antagonist and is used to treat angina and high blood pressure.

How does Cardioplen function?

Cardioplen lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood arteries, which makes it easier for blood to flow through them. This medicine helps the heart receive more oxygen and ease angina by increasing blood flow to the organ.

What advantages does taking Cardioplen offer?

Angina or high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can be caused by a variety of things, including a family history, a salt-rich diet, being overweight, or not exercising enough.

It is frequently advised to take medication, such as Cardioplen, to control the diseases in order to prevent more serious illnesses such as stroke, heart attack, or blood clots. These lifestyle modifications include quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, and exercising more.

What is Cardioplen’s usage?

The drug Cardioplen is only available through prescription. Always read the patient information sheet included in the drug packaging and abide by your doctor’s recommendations.

Take the tablets whole, before or after a light meal, and a glass of water (not high in fat or carbohydrates). Cardioplen shouldn’t be taken with grapefruit juice and should be taken at the same time every day.

Dose of Cardioplen

Each pill of Cardioplen includes the active component Felodipine in strengths of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg.

The recommended dosage is one 5 mg tablet taken once a day, however if your doctor feels you require more, they may decide to increase it to 10 mg. Your doctor could begin you on a slightly lower dose if you have liver issues or are elderly.

You should skip the missed dose of Cardioplen and immediately start the next one if you fail to take your medication. Do not increase your dose to make up for a missing one, but also do not be alarmed.

If you take more Cardioplen than is recommended, visit the emergency room as soon as possible. It is advisable to lie down with your arms and legs raised because an overdose can cause symptoms including excessive drowsiness, breathing difficulties, or feeling weak.

Side effects and safety measures

You must always speak with your doctor before taking Cardioplen. Cardioplen should not be taken if you have any of the following conditions:

  • if you’re expecting
  • if Cardioplen or any other component of this medication causes an adverse reaction in you
  • those who experience uncompensated cardiac failure
  • when experiencing an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • if you get angina or chest discomfort that lasts more than 15 minutes or is more intense than normal
  • if you suffer from heart muscle or valve disease

You should let your doctor know if any of the following apply so they can consider how they may influence your prescription for Cardioplen:

  • a liver condition
  • the blood pressure is low

Cardioplen, like many drugs having active components, can have an impact on or interact with other drugs. You might encounter this with certain drugs, such as the following:

  • cimetidine (medicine to treat gastric ulcers)
  • erythromycin (medicine to treat infections)
  • itraconazole (medicine to treat fungi)
  • ketoconazole (medicine to treat fungi)
  • medications for the treatment of HIV
  • phenytoin (medicine to treat epilepsy)
  • carbamazepine (medicine to treat epilepsy)
  • rifampicin (medicine to treat infections)
  • barbiturates (medicine to treat anxiety, sleeping problems and epilepsy)
  • tacrolimus (medicine used in organ transplantations)
  • John’s wort (herbal product)

You should let your doctor know if you’re taking any of the aforementioned drugs so they can determine whether Cardioplen is the right line of action for you.

You should take your medication along with making certain lifestyle adjustments, such eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and refraining from excessive drinking or smoking, just like everyone else who experiences angina or high blood pressure.

While taking Cardioplen, you should avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice because they have been shown to interact with the prescription and cause excessive blood pressure lowering. In order to avoid cardioplen-related gum swelling, make sure to maintain appropriate oral hygiene.

Cardioplen’s most frequent negative effects include:

  • Ankle enlargement
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Unusually quick heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Inadequate blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Continent pain
  • Burning/prickling/numbness
  • Itching or rashes
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Inform your doctor straight away if you do encounter one or more of these side effects and they continue or get worse. If you experience any severe adverse effects, such as lumps on the skin, trouble swallowing, or swelling of the face, you should also call your doctor.

Where can I purchase Cardioplen online?

At My London Pharmacy, you can get Cardioplen without risk. Before your order is filled, you must first have an online consultation with a clinician. Cardioplen will be the appropriate medication for your medical condition, according to the online consultation.

Delivery options

  • Free on orders over £20
  • £2.49 for orders up to £20
  • Delivered in 3-5 working days

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  • £4.49 on orders up to £60
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