Felodipine STELLA 5 mg retard

Felodipine is a vascular selective calcium antagonist, which lowers arterial blood pressure by decreasing peripheral vascular resistance. Felodipine reduces both systolic and diastolic blood pressure and can be used in isolated systolic hypertension. Felodipine has anti-anginal and anti-ischaemic effects due to improved myocardial oxygen supply/demand balance.

Pack size Box of 100 tablets
Shelf-life 36 months
Composition Felodipine
Dosage forms and strengths Retard film coated tablet: 5 mg
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  • Management of hypertension.
  • Prophylaxis of stable angina pectoris.


  • Management of hypertension: The initial dosage is 5 mg once daily. The dosage should be adjusted according to the patient’s blood pressure response and tolerance. The dosage can be decreased to 2.5 mg daily or increased to 10 mg daily. If necessary another antihypertensive agent may be added. The maintenance dosage is 2.5 to 10 mg given once daily in the morning.
  • Prophylaxis of stable angina pectoris: Treatment should be started with 5 mg once daily and if needed be increased to 10 mg once daily.
  • Children: Should not use.
  • In hepatic or renal impairment and in geriatric patients: The initial dosage 2.5 mg daily should be adjusted carefully and blood pressure response should be closely monitored. Maximum dose is 5 mg daily.


Felodipine STELLA 5 mg retard is administered orally before breakfast at least 30 minutes. The drug should be swallowed intact with water and should not be chewed or crushed. Only use this drug on an empty stomach.

  • Known hypersensitivity to any of the active substance or excipients.
  • Unstable angina pectoris.
  • Uncompensated heart failure.
  • Acute myocardial infarction.
  • Patients with hereditary galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.
  • Felodipine should be discontinued in patients who develop cardiogenic shock.

Flushing, headache, dizziness,  ankle swelling.

  • Felodipine could be used in extremely necessary case as left ventricular function starts decreasing but without any signs of uncompensated heart failure.
  • Felodipine should be discontinued if angina pectoris occurs, or existing pain worsens or having cardiogenic shock.
  • The drug should not be used with grapefruit juice.
  • These dosage forms are not suitable for use as acute therapy in rapidly reducing blood pressure in patients with severe hypertension.
  • Felodipine should not be used during known or suspected pregnancy and lactation.
  • Patients should be aware of how they react to drug before driving or operating machinery.