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Felodipine

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Felodipine

(Science: chemical) 4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-3,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid ethyl methyl ester. A dihydropyridine calcium antagonist with positive inotropic effects. It lowers blood pressure by reducing peripheral vascular resistance through a highly selective action on smooth muscle in arteriolar resistance vessels. The drug has natriuretic-diuretic effects and has been effective in the treatment of chronic cardiac failure and angina.

Pharmacological action: anti-arrhythmia agents, calcium channel blockers, vasodilator agents.

chemical name: 3,5-Pyridinedicarboxylic acid, 4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1,4-dihydro-2,6-dimethyl-, ethyl methyl ester