Like other channel blockers, Plendil also aids in the prevention of angina pain (severe chest pain, often accompanied by a feeling of choking, usually caused by lack of oxygen in the heart due to clogged arteries).
Take Plendil exactly as directed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without a meal. Do not crush or chew the tablets.
You should try and maintain a routine for taking medication so that you do not miss any doses. However, if you do miss a dose, then take it as soon as you remember and then adjust your remaining doses by spacing them out. Never take a double dose or try to catch up.
Protect it from direct exposure to light and store at room temperature.
Some of the typical symptoms of a Plendil overdose include severely low blood pressure and slow heartbeat. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Plendil may cause drowsiness or lightheadedness in you. These effects will get aggravated when taken with alcohol. So do not consume alcohol while taking the drug. Discuss your medical history in detail with your doctor.
Before taking Plendil, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart disease (e.g., congestive heart failure), liver disease, swelling of the arms and legs (edema). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication. This drug may make you dizzy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position. Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially dizziness. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.