FAQs ABOUT CILNIPINE 20 TABLET
What are the uses of CILNIPINE 20 TABLET?
CILNIPINE 20 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 CILNIPINE 20 TABLET?
CILNIPINE 20 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 CILNIPINE 20 TABLET?
Do not stop taking CILNIPINE 20 TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take CILNIPINE 20 TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take CILNIPINE 20 TABLET?
CILNIPINE 20 TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take CILNIPINE 20 TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of CILNIPINE 20 TABLET?
If you have missed a dose of CILNIPINE 20 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of CILNIPINE 20 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of CILNIPINE 20 TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking CILNIPINE 20 TABLET?
Before taking CILNIPINE 20 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 CILNIPINE 20 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 CILNIPINE 20 TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking CILNIPINE 20 TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more CILNIPINE 20 TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more CILNIPINE 20 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 CILNIPINE 20 TABLET daily?
Take CILNIPINE 20 TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take CILNIPINE 20 TABLET every day or not.
Can CILNIPINE 20 TABLET cause ankle swelling?
CILNIPINE 20 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 CILNIPINE 20 TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking CILNIPINE 20 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 CILNIPINE 20 TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking CILNIPINE 20 TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take CILNIPINE 20 TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can CILNIPINE 20 TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
CILNIPINE 20 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 CILNIPINE 20 TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. CILNIPINE 20 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.