FAQs ABOUT CILICAD 5 TABLET
What are the uses of CILICAD 5 TABLET?
CILICAD 5 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 CILICAD 5 TABLET?
CILICAD 5 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 CILICAD 5 TABLET?
Do not stop taking CILICAD 5 TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take CILICAD 5 TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take CILICAD 5 TABLET?
CILICAD 5 TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take CILICAD 5 TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of CILICAD 5 TABLET?
If you have missed a dose of CILICAD 5 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of CILICAD 5 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of CILICAD 5 TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking CILICAD 5 TABLET?
Before taking CILICAD 5 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 CILICAD 5 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 CILICAD 5 TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking CILICAD 5 TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more CILICAD 5 TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more CILICAD 5 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 CILICAD 5 TABLET daily?
Take CILICAD 5 TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take CILICAD 5 TABLET every day or not.
Can CILICAD 5 TABLET cause ankle swelling?
CILICAD 5 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 CILICAD 5 TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking CILICAD 5 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 CILICAD 5 TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking CILICAD 5 TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take CILICAD 5 TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can CILICAD 5 TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
CILICAD 5 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 CILICAD 5 TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. CILICAD 5 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.