FAQs ABOUT CILIDIN 10 TABLET
Q: What are the uses of CILIDIN 10 TABLET?
A: CILIDIN 10 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.
Q: What type of a medicine is CILIDIN 10 TABLET?
A: CILIDIN 10 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.
Q: What happens when I stop taking CILIDIN 10 TABLET?
A: Do not stop taking CILIDIN 10 TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take CILIDIN 10 TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
Q: What is the best time to take CILIDIN 10 TABLET?
A: CILIDIN 10 TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take CILIDIN 10 TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of CILIDIN 10 TABLET?
A: If you have missed a dose of CILIDIN 10 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of CILIDIN 10 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of CILIDIN 10 TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
Q: What precautions should be followed while taking CILIDIN 10 TABLET?
A: Before taking CILIDIN 10 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 CILIDIN 10 TABLET if you are pregnant and breastfeeding. Regularly visit your doctor and take all the necessary blood test recommended by your doctor without fail.
Q: Can I consume alcohol while taking CILIDIN 10 TABLET?
A: Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking CILIDIN 10 TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
Q: What happens if I accidentally take more CILIDIN 10 TABLET?
A: If you or anyone else accidentally took more CILIDIN 10 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdosage might include dizziness, fainting, light-headedness, weakness, shock, cool or clampy skin and shortness of breath.
Q: Can I take CILIDIN 10 TABLET daily?
A: Take CILIDIN 10 TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take CILIDIN 10 TABLET every day or not.
Q: Can CILIDIN 10 TABLET cause ankle swelling?
A: CILIDIN 10 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.
Q: What are the side effects of CILIDIN 10 TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of taking CILIDIN 10 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.
Q: Can I stop taking CILIDIN 10 TABLET once my symptoms subside?
A: No. Do not stop taking CILIDIN 10 TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take CILIDIN 10 TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Q: Can CILIDIN 10 TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
A: CILIDIN 10 TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can the use of CILIDIN 10 TABLET affect the liver?
A: Yes. CILIDIN 10 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.