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