Request felodipine online for high blood pressure with free, fast and discreet delivery

28 pack of Folpik XL 5mg felodipine prolonged-release oral tablets
Packaging picture

Prices from £19.95

FREE delivery included

In stock. Simply fill in a brief consultation questionnaire and one of our doctors will review your request today.

2.5 mg

3 x 28 tablet(s) - £26.95

5 mg

3 x 28 tablet(s) - £19.95

10 mg

3 x 28 tablet(s) - £19.95

How to take felodipine

  • You can take felodipine with or without food
  • You should avoid a meal which is high in fat and/or carbohydrates
  • If you’re going to take it with food, take it after a light meal
  • You should take your tablet first thing in the morning because felodipine is type of prolonged release medication, this means it slowly releases the drug over the course of the day rather than all at once
  • So, the best time to take your felodipine is after having a light breakfast first thing in the morning
  • Do not chew, crush, or cut the tablets

Avoid grapefruit juice – while you're taking felodipine you should avoid drinking grapefruit juice. There are chemicals in grapefruit juice that can inhibit the action of certain medications. In the case of felodipine, interactions with grapefruit juice can worsen the side effects.

Set an alarm – if you're 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.


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.

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.

Common side effects

Common side effects of felodipine include:

  • ankle swelling
  • headache
  • flushing
  • dizziness
  • pounding heartbeat
Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

Meet our doctors

Last reviewed: 21 Jun 2019

In order to avoid related health risks, your blood pressure needs to be kept within the normal range. Because of this, you shouldn’t miss doses of your blood pressure treatment if possible. You reorder your treatment quickly and conveniently from ZAVA, to avoid running out.

Authorised and regulated by