Lexxel

Lexxel®

Vascular disease An extended-release combination of 2 ACE inhibitors–enalapril and felodipine for managing treatment-resistant HTN. See Enalapril, Felodipine, Hypertension.
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The company manufactures products like EMLA, Diprivan, Betaloc, Atacanf, Tenorectic, Xyloproct, Naropin and Lexxel.
Lexxel is the only antihypertensive that combines the most frequently prescribed ACE inhibitor Vasotec(R) (enalapril maleate) and the long-acting calcium channel blocker (CCB) Plendil(R) (felodipine ER).
Lexxel is indicated for the treatment of hypertension in patients who fail to achieve adequate control with either enalapril or felodipine monotherapy.
Combination antihypertensive medications such as Lexxel provide physicians with another option for controlling high blood pressure that may not be responding well to single treatment with a CCB or ACE inhibitor," said Henry R.
Lexxel is a fixed-dose combination prescription medication containing 5 mg enalapril and 5 mg felodipine.
In addition to Lexxel, Astra Merck currently markets the cardiovascular medications Plendil and Tonocard(R) (tocainide HCI) and the antisecretory agent Prilosec(R) (omeprazole).
Lexxel is expected to be available in pharmacies in March.
Lexxel is a fixed-dose combination product containing 5 mg enalapril and 5 mg felodipine.
In addition to Lexxel, Astra Merck currently markets the cardiovascular medications Plendil(R) (felodipine) and Tonocard(R) (tocainide HCI) and the antisecretory agent Prilosec(R) (omeprazole).
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