FAQs ABOUT CILAGARD 20MG TABLET
What are the uses of CILAGARD 20MG TABLET?
CILAGARD 20MG TABLET is used to treat hypertension and its associated vascular disorders. It can also be used to prevent the risk of angina, heart attack or stroke.
What type of a medicine is CILAGARD 20MG TABLET?
CILAGARD 20MG TABLET is an antihypertensive medicine. It contains cilnidipine which is a calcium channel blocker. It reduces strain on the heart, relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart to pump more blood with lesser force.
What happens when I stop taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET?
Do not stop taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take CILAGARD 20MG TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take CILAGARD 20MG TABLET?
CILAGARD 20MG TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take CILAGARD 20MG TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of CILAGARD 20MG TABLET?
If you have missed a dose of CILAGARD 20MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of CILAGARD 20MG TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of CILAGARD 20MG TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET?
Before taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have severe high or low blood pressure, or other heart problems (such as narrowing of the arteries, or a recent heart attack). Consult your doctor before taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET if you are pregnant and breastfeeding. Regularly visit your doctor and take all the necessary blood test recommended by your doctor without fail.
Can I consume alcohol while taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more CILAGARD 20MG TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more CILAGARD 20MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdosage might include dizziness, fainting, light-headedness, weakness, shock, cool or clampy skin and shortness of breath.
Can I take CILAGARD 20MG TABLET daily?
Take CILAGARD 20MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take CILAGARD 20MG TABLET every day or not.
Can CILAGARD 20MG TABLET cause ankle swelling?
CILAGARD 20MG TABLET may cause edema or swelling of ankles in few patients. If you experience ankle swelling, keep your legs on a table or slightly elevated from the ground level. If this symptom bothers you, contact your doctor.
What are the side effects of CILAGARD 20MG TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET are swelling of ankles or other body parts, headache, dizziness, flushing, skin rashes and gingival hyperplasia (enlargement or overgrowth of the gums). Contact your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.
Can I stop taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking CILAGARD 20MG TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take CILAGARD 20MG TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can CILAGARD 20MG TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
CILAGARD 20MG TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can the use of CILAGARD 20MG TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. CILAGARD 20MG TABLET may affect the way your liver work. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.