Manufactured by Cipla Ltd., Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker that is used to control symptoms pertaining to hypertension or high blood pressure. It is primarily used to increase the blood flow to the heart by inhibiting the effect of calcium on the heart and blood vessels.
Due to an increase in the level of blood flow to the heart, the heart rate automatically becomes slow thereby lowering the blood pressure. Cilnidipine may also be prescribed to relieve the heart strain in case of a heart attack.
|Nature of Cilnidipine:||Calcium Channel Blocker|
|Uses of Cilnidipine:||To control high blood pressure|
|Composition of Cilnidipine:||Cilnidipine|
|Side Effects of Cilnidipine:||
Dizziness, muscle pain,
swelling of the limbs, skin rash,
Diarrhea, abdominal discomfort
|Precautions of Cilnidipine:||
Hypersensitivity, Heart-related ailments,
impaired function of the liver and
children are advised against the use of this medicine.
Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker that is known to relax the blood vessels by restraining the effect of calcium on the heart as well as blood vessels.
This property of medicine helps it to effectively manage high blood pressure in patients suffering from hypertension.
Cilnidipine is primarily used for the treatment of high blood pressure also referred to as hypertension. As hypertension is a condition that cannot be fully treated, the use of medicine helps in the effective management of the symptoms related to hypertension.
Due to its calcium channel blocking nature, it also finds its use in the treatment of patients suffering from diabetes, chronic kidney ailments, and albuminuria.
Given below are a few symptoms that are relieved with the use of Cilnidipine-
Apart from the intended effects of the medicines, a few side effects may occur in some cases. Some of the reported side effects experienced by patients post administering Cilnidipine Tablets are:
1. Abdominal pain
2. Swelling in the ankles
5. Pain or irritation in the eyes
7. Flushing of face, ears, and neck
10. Pain in the chest area
This is a non- exhaustive least and patients may experience varied side effects not listed above. These side effects may or may not be life-threatening, but in case patients experience any unintended side effects post administering the drug, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention.
In the case of a missed dose, it should be taken as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is already time for the next dose, it is advisable to skip the missed dose to avoid any complications arising out of overdosing on the medicine.
In case of a suspected overdose, it is essential to report the same to the prescribing doctor, especially on experiencing any side effects; to seek immediate medical assistance.
Note: For case-specific recommendations, it is advisable to consult a doctor.
Cilnidipine block the activities of the calcium channels present in the blood vessels. As a result, it increases the blood supply to the heart. This action helps lower the blood pressure and the pressure placed on the heart.
Cilnidipine belongs to a group of medicines known as calcium channel blockers. This drug is generally prescribed to treat symptoms associated with hypertension or to keep high blood pressure in check. It may also be prescribed to treat symptoms associated with albuminuria, diabetes, and chronic kidney ailments.
Given below are some of the points that need to kept in mind prior to and while administering Cilnidipine tablets-
Use of tablets is not recommended in patients with a known allergy to Cilnidipine.
It may show an adverse effect on the fetus. Pregnant women should consult a doctor before starting the dose of this medicine.
Effects of this medicine on the quality and quantity of the breast-milk are not known. Hence, the nursing mother should not use this medicine unless prescribed by a doctor.
Patients suffering from liver-related ailments may experience severe side-effects post administering the Tablet. Hence, patients having a known history of liver-related ailments are recommended to exercise extra care and caution while administering this medicine. In such cases, close monitoring of liver function may be advised by the doctor.
A few other points of caution are:
Some of the common substitutes of Cilnidipine include:
|Cilacar 10 MG Tablet||Jb Chemicals|
|Ciledge 10 MG Tablet||Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|Dilnip 5 MG Tablet||Lupin Ltd|
|Nulong 5 MG Tablet||Micro Labs Ltd|
|Twincal 20 MG Tablet||Zydus Cadila|
|Nulong 10 MG Tablet||Micro Labs Ltd|
|Cinod 10 MG Tablet||Ajanta Pharma Ltd|
|Cilogard 10 MG Tablet||Cipla Ltd|
|Cildip 10 MG Tablet||Medley Pharmaceuticals|
|Neual 10 MG Tablet||Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|Cilovas 10 MG Tablet||Lakshya Remedies Pvt Ltd|
|Nexovas 20 MG Tablet||Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd|
|Cilnidipine 20 MG Tablet||Manufactured by Cipla Ltd|
|Cildip 5 MG Tablet||Medley Pharmaceuticals|
|Cilnidipine 5 MG Tablet||Cipla Ltd|
|Ciladuo 10 MG Tablet||Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd|
|Cilacar 5 MG Tablet||Jb Chemicals|
|Cetanil 10 MG Tablet||Alembic Ltd|
|Cetanil 20 MG Tablet||Alembic Ltd|
|Rancil 10 MG Tablet||Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd|
|Dilnip 10 MG Tablet||Lupin Ltd|
Interaction with Alcohol
- It is known to interact with alcohol and produce adverse side effects such as excessive drowsiness among patients. Thus it is advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the prescribed course of Cilnidipine.
• Interaction with lab test -
This medicine may interact with urinary vanillylmandelic acid and interfere with the Urinary vanillylmandelic acid test to check the presence of adrenal gland tumors. The medicine is known to cause a false-positive test result.
• Interaction with diseases -
It must be administered with caution and only post consultation with a doctor by patients suffering from any of the following conditions, illness or diseases-
Congestive heart failure
Some drugs, when administered along with Cilnidipine Tablets, may either cause the occurrence of unintended side effects or decrease the efficacy of the drug. Here's a list of some of the salts that are known to interact adversely with Cilnidipine-
2. Antihypertensive drugs
3. Antipsychotic drugs
The various variants of Cilnidipine Tablet are-
The following medicines are not recommended to be administered along with Cilnidipine Tablet as they may cause unintended side effects or worsening of the existing symptoms-
|Name of the medicine:||Price (Quantity)|
|Cilnidipine tablet||INR 30 10 tablet|
1. The Tablet must be stored away from direct heat and sunlight.
2. It must be stored in a cool and dry place.
3. It must ideally be stored between 15°- 30° C
4. It must be kept out of reach of children and pets
5. The packaging of the medicine must not be tampered with in order to maintain its efficacy on consumption.
Ans: If you have missed a dose of Cilnidipine then take it as soon as you remember and skip the next dose, if required. Consult a doctor if in doubt.
Ans: Yes, Cilnidipine and Nebivolol can be used together to lower blood pressure. Nebivolol helps decreases heart rate.
Ans: Yes, this medicine can be used as a long term treatment plan as it provides a lot of benefits. However, one must remember to take the medicine at the same time every day and continue to take the medicine to keep blood pressure under control.
Ans: When your heart starts pounding and if you feel like fainting, you might be experiencing side effects of taking the medicine. In such cases, the doctor should be informed and the patients must take immediate medical assistance.
Ans: If you have taken the medicine for over a month and have not seen any improvements in your health condition then you should consult a doctor immediately.
Ans: If you feel lightheaded after taking this medicine then you should not get out of the bed immediately, instead you should get out of the bed slowly. Dizziness is a common side effect and by getting up slowly will help you maintain your balance. Avoid any sudden actions.
Ans: This medicine must be used with caution by individuals who have suffered from a heart attack recently. Consult a doctor before using this medicine.
Ans: Some of the common substitutes include:
Ans: No, this medicine is not recommended for consumption by children. Consult a doctor before using this medicine.
Ans- It is mainly used to treat, control, prevent and improve symptoms associated with hypertension or high blood pressure.
Ans - It is a calcium channel blocker that is safe to use if taken in the exact dosage and duration as prescribed by a professional medical practitioner.
Ans- Yes, It is an over- the counter medicine that can easily be purchased without getting a prescription from a doctor. It is available for purchase over- the- counter.
Ans : This medicine is mainly used for keeping high blood pressure in check. The drug works by inhibiting the action of calcium channels in the blood vessels, thereby relaxing them. This helps to reduce the strain on the heart and allows it to pump blood more effectively. Thus administering Cilnidipine helps in bringing down high blood pressure.
- A few of the most commonly occurring side effects associated with the consumption of Cilnidipine are edema, abdominal pain, swelling of the ankles and feet, dizziness, skin allergy, headaches, palpitations, and blurred vision. Different patients may experience different side effects.
In case of experiencing severe side effects, it is recommended to seek consultation from a doctor.
Ans - It might help in relieving irregular heartbeat caused due to high blood pressure but it does not help in getting rid of irregular heartbeat arising out of any other illness or condition.
Ans - It is a Calcium Channel Blocker and thus is known to cause drowsiness and sleepiness in most patients. Thus, it is advised to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery during the course of Cilnidipine.
Ans : Cilnidipine is generally prescribed to patients suffering from high blood pressure. It may help in subsiding symptoms associated with palpitations caused due to hypertension.
Ans : No. Cilnidipine does not help in treating a diabetic condition but it may be prescribed as an additive to patients who are suffering from hypertension as well as diabetes.
Ans :- It is not recommended to administer over- the- counter Cimetidine along with Cilnidipine. This is because antacids make Cilnidipine less effective by reducing the amount of the drug being absorbed by the body. Unless prescribed by a doctor, the interaction of these two drugs must be avoided.
Ans : It is not recommended to consume alcohol while taking a dosage of the medicine. This is because alcohol has the tendency to cause excessive drowsiness in the patient if being taken alongside Cilnidipine which itself has a tendency of causing lethargy and sleepiness.
Ans - Even though Cilnidipine is an over- the- counter medicine, it must only be used post consultation from a doctor. It is generally advised for pregnant females to avoid administering this drug. If it is absolutely necessary for the pregnant female to administer this medicine, doctor consultation is very important.
Ans - No. It is not commonly advised to lactating mothers as it may pass through the breast milk in large amounts. This can lead to adverse side effects on the health of the infant. A doctor must be consulted for case-specific recommendations.
Ans - Cilnidipine generally shows its effect within 24 hours of oral administration.
Ans - The medicine can be administered before or after a meal. Although in some cases, it is advised to administer Cilnidipine post having a meal for maximum absorption and efficacy.
Ans - No. The medicine is not addictive by nature. All addictive drugs in India are classified as schedule X or H and as schedule II-IV in the United States. It is advised to read the packaging label of the drug carefully for all the related information.
Ans - It is advised to consult a doctor for dosage suggestions as per health history and condition, as stopping or starting the medicine promptly can cause adverse side effects.
Ans - The generally prescribed dosage for Cilnidipine is 5 mg to 10mg per day. The dosage may be altered depending on the severity of the patient’s condition.
Ans - Although there is no reported side effect of consuming an expired dose of Cilnidipine, the efficacy of the drug may be hampered. In case of experiencing any unwanted side effects on administering an expired dose, a doctor must be consulted immediately to seek remedial action.
Ans - This medicine must be used with caution by individuals who have recently suffered from a heart attack. It is recommended to consult a doctor before using this medicine.
Ans - No, The tablet is not recommended for consumption by children. It is essential to consult a doctor before starting the dose of this medicine.
- Some of the common substitutes of Cilnidipine are:
1. Cilaheart 10mg Tablet
2. Ciledge 10mg Tablet
3. Cilnikem 10mg Tablet
4. Cilogard 10mg Tablet
5. Neual 10mg Tablet
Ans - If administering Cilnidipine has not shown any improvements in your health condition then you should consult a doctor immediately for dosage adjustment or change of course of treatment.
Ans - Yes, Cilnidipine and Nebivolol can be used together to lower blood pressure. Nebivolol is a beta blocker that helps to decreases the heart rate.
Ans - Yes. Allergic reactions are one the most commonly occurring side effects associated with administering the tablet. The reactions may include hives, skin rash, facial swelling, and swelling of eyelids, ankles, and feet.
Ans - No, Cilnidipine does not cause weight gain. In case the patient experiences any change in weight, a doctor must be consulted to seek remedial action.
Ans - If you miss a dose of Cilnidipine tablet; take the medicine as soon as you remember. However, if you remember when it is almost time for your next dose, it is advised to skip the missed dose. Taking a double dose may lead to overdosing which can cause the occurrence of adverse effects.
Ans - Missing a dose of Cilnidipine tablets may render the medicine ineffective in treating the condition it has been prescribed for. Since the medicine is a calcium channel blocker, missing it continuously may lead to serious heart-related conditions.
Ans - No, the medicine cannot be administered to patients suffering from liver-related conditions. This is because the medicine may lead to severe side effects in such patients. Close monitoring of the functioning of the liver and regular dosage alteration may be required in such patients.
- The following instructions must be followed while storing Cilnidipine tablets -
1. The medicine should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat.
2. It should be stored in a dry and cool place.
3. The medicine should be kept out of reach of pets and children.
Ans - In case of a suspected overdose, it should immediately be reported to the prescribing doctor, especially in case of experiencing any adverse side effects, in order to seek remedial action.
Ans - Yes, you may take Cilnidipine Tablet on an empty stomach. However, for better absorption, it is advisable to consume the drug after having a meal. For case-specific recommendations, one must consult the doctor.
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