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In order to avoids the risks of high blood pressure you need to make sure you've always got your medication to hand. With DrEd Online Doctor you can reorder up to 6 months of your Felodipine to make sure you don't have to wait to get the medication you need.
Complete a short health assessment and request your medication. Your online doctor will check and make sure your medication is still right for you. If it is, we'll post your medication to you with free delivery.
|3 month course||from £19.99|
|6 month course||from £24.99|
Prices include delivery and prescription.
Felodipine is an example of a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels which transport blood around the body:
Felodipine blocks the calcium which enters the cells (the building blocks of the body) that make up the muscles in the heart and blood vessels.
Calcium is vital for muscles to contract so if it is blocked the muscles are automatically relaxed.
The relaxing of these muscles makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body and so blood pressure is lowered.
You can only get Felodipine if you have high blood pressure. When your blood pressure gets measured there are 2 figures to measure; your systolic pressure and diastolic pressure.
Systolic pressure is the higher number and measures the force the heart pumps blood around the body.
Diastolic pressure is the lower number concerned with the resistance of blood flow in the blood vessels.
The normal range for blood pressure is considered between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. 140/90mmHg or over is high.
If you have high blood pressure and you don’t get it under control, there are several risks including:
Damage to the back of the eye(s)
These conditions are potentially life threatening/changing but if your high blood pressure is spotted and treated they are preventable.
You might have a higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure, for example if you’re:
Over the age of 65
someone with a family history of high blood pressure
Overweight or obese
Of Caribbean or African descent
diet is high in salt and low in fibre
Someone who drinks a lot of alcohol or high caffeine drinks (coffee or energy drinks)
Someone who does little or no exercise
Who doesn’t sleep well
Felodipine can only be prescribed to you if you are over the age of 18, but this does not mean it definitely right for you. It may not be suitable if you’re:
Trying to get pregnant
Someone who has suffered an allergic reaction to medication including Felodipine in the past
Someone who has heart failure, angina disease, or has suffered a heart attack
Someone who has liver disease or porphyria
If you have already been prescribed and stabilised on Felodipine - you can reorder it from us:
There is no need to see your own GP more often than once a year for a review.
When you order Felodipine from us you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and your answers will be reviewed by one of our doctors.
From the questionnaire they will then be able to decide whether you are suitable to continue taking Felodipine.
To purchase Felodipine for the first time - you need a prescription from your GP or specialist:
If you aren’t taking Felodipine or you suspect you have high blood pressure, you should consult your GP.
Your GP will then be able to run a series of tests to determine if you have high blood pressure.
If your GP decides Felodipine is right for you and prescribes it, you should be able to get a prescription from the pharmacy.
If you’d like to switch from your current high blood pressure medication – you should consult your GP. Your GP will be able to talk through your concerns and discuss any side effects which you may be experiencing with your current medication. Your GP will then be able to decide if you would be a suitable candidate for Felodipine.
I’m just starting treatment – usually, when you first begin taking Felodipine the dosage will be 5mg per day. However, this may be lower for elderly patients, normally 2.5mg per day.
I want to switch my dosage – the dosage you are first prescribed may not necessarily be the dose you will carry on taking. For example:
It will depend on why you need the medicine in the first place.
If there is no change in your blood pressure on the starting dose, then your GP may decide to double it to 10mg per day and monitor the results.
If your blood pressure then suddenly drops it may be that your starting dose is too high, in that case your GP may halve the dose to 2.5mg per day.
I think my current dosage is causing me side effects – if you begin to experience side effects because of taking Felodipine you should consult your GP. They may decide to alter the dose you are on to see if that eases the adverse effects.
What if I take my doses wrong? – if you forget to take Felodipine it is important that you do not take a double dose. Instead, take only your next dose at the usual time and don’t worry about the forgotten dose. However, if you find you are forgetting to take the medication at the right time it may be a good idea to set an alarm as a reminder to yourself.
Should I take it with food?
Avoid grapefruit juice – whent taking Felodipine you should avoid consuming grapefruit juice. There are chemicals in grapefruit juice which can inhibit the action of certain medications. In the case of Felodipine, interactions with grapefruit juice can worsen its side effects.
Set an alarm – if you are likely to forget to take Felodipine first thing in the morning, it is a good idea to set an alarm to remind you to take it. Or you could place Felodipine in a place which may act as a reminder e.g. near the breakfast cereal.
It is important to remember not everybody will suffer from side effects. While taking Felodipine you might not feel any different in yourself, but this doesn’t mean the medication isn’t working. Your GP will arrange check-ups with you to see how well (or not) Felodipine is working with regards to your blood pressure.
Common side effects of Felodipine include:
There are ways to cope with these common side effects including:
Swollen Ankles – swelling in your ankles is a common side effect associated with Felodipine. You can help relieve this by raising your legs when sitting down.
Headaches – after taking Felodipine for around a week the headaches should wear off. However, if they don’t or you feel they are getting worse speak to your GP. In the meantime, you can consult a pharmacist who will be happy to recommend a painkiller to help relieve the painful symptoms associated with headaches.
Flushes – try to cool yourself down by opening a window or using a fan. You could try sipping ice cold drinks or spraying your face with cold water. If the symptoms persist you should speak to your GP.
Dizziness – dizzy spells can be uncomfortable. If you begin to feel dizzy you should stop what you are doing and try to sit or lie down until you feel better.
In case of an emergency – if it is an emergency for example if you or someone you know is suffering from chest pain or collapses the first thing you should do is call 999 and ask for an ambulance.
Medication such as Felodipine is only designed to control blood pressure. But high blood pressure can be associated with other lifestyle factors, for example weight issues, alcohol/smoking habits or a lack of exercise. Therefore, for long term health benefits, you should consider making other lifestyle changes.
Although there is no way of making Felodipine work faster either, you can help to improve your blood pressure by:
Taking regular exercise
Maybe visit the local gym
Or start a fitness group with some friends
Try the NHS Stop Smoking Service who can give you advice on how to quit
Reduce alcohol intake
Yoga is a good way to control stress
Find a local class or even try a Yoga DVD
Eating a healthy, balanced diet
Fletcher, B. R., Hartmann-Boyce, J., Hinto, L and McManus, R. (2015). The Effect of Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure on Medication Adherence and Lifestyle Factors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Hypertension: 28, pp 1209-1221.
Hansson, L. et al (1998). Effects of Intensive Blood-Pressure Lowering and Low-Dose Aspirin in Patients with Hypertension: Principal Results of the Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) Randomised Trial. The Lancet:351, pp 1755-1762.
Pirmohamed, M. (2013). Drug-Grapefruit Juice Interactions. BMJ: 346.
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Our fast, convenient service is extremely straightforward
and you don't need to visit a doctor to use it.
You'll complete a short online health assessment and choose the medication you need. If you're unsure, our in-house GPs can also recommend the best treatment for you.
Our doctors will review your order, issue your prescription and pass it straight to a pharmacist to be dispensed.
Free First Class delivery is included and next day delivery starts at just £3.99. OR you can collect from any Royal Mail Local Collect® at your convenience.
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so you’re given a convenient and discreet service.
Orders placed before 4pm will be dispatched the same day.
Available to Collect: Thursday 25 Feb 2016 after 11am
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Estimated Delivery: Saturday 27 Feb 2016 - Tuesday 01 Mar 2016
Estimated Delivery: Friday 26 Feb 2016 by 1pm
All of your medication will be delivered in plain, unlabeled
packaging. A signature will be required but it does not
have to be the patient.