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Current Drug Safety

Eiditor-in-Chief

ISSN (Print): 1574-8863
ISSN (Online): 2212-3911

Pharmacology, Efficacy and Safety of Felodipine with a Focus on Hypertension and Angina Pectoris

Author(s): Kinjal Navadiya and Sanjay Tiwari

Volume 10 , Issue 3 , 2015

Page: [194 - 201] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1574886310666150514114619

Price: $58

Abstract

Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are a heterogeneous group of drugs often used in the therapy for hypertension and angina. Though CCBs are generally similar in terms of their efficacy yet, they differ in their ability of causing selective inhibition in the contractility of vascular smooth muscle in comparison to cardiac muscle. Felodipine is one of the most vascular selective of the available CCBs and it has no negative inotropic effects at clinically administered doses. Focus of this review is to comprehensively summarize the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety and tolerability of felodipine.

This review is based on evaluation of relevant literature on felodipine using meta-database PubMed and ScienceDirect and internet search engine (Google Scholar). Clinical studies summarized in this review testify, on technical lines, the clinical efficacy, safety and placebo- like tolerability profile of felodipine, administered alone as well as in combination.

Keywords: Angina pectoris, calcium channel blocker, felodipine, hypertension, tolerability.

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