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What is Cilnidipine used for?
Cilnidipine tablet is used for the treatment of hypertension.
Cilnidipine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Cilnidipine work?
Cilnidipine belongs to the class of drugs called calcium-channel blockers. It works by inhibiting the influx of calcium ions, thereby inhibiting the contraction of the smooth muscles. Thus, it helps in decreasing the blood pressure.
How to take Cilnidipine?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Cilnidipine tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet.
If you miss a dose of Cilnidipine, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Cilnidipine?
Drugs that interact with Cilnidipine include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Cilnidipine?
The following are the most common side effects of Cilnidipine:
- Gastrointestinal disturbance
- Muscle ache
- Allergic reaction
- Low blood pressure
- Chest pain
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Thickening of the gums
- Abnormal liver function
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while taking Cilnidipine?
- Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to Cilnidipine or similar drugs.
- Be cautious while taking Cilnidipine if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
- Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Cilnidipine.
- Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Cilnidipine.
You are advised not to take Cilnidipine
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Cilnidipine?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, kidney or liver diseases.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cilnidipine
- Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Cilnidipine?
- Can I take carbamazepine while on Cilnidipine medication?
Yes, urinary vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) should be monitored while taking Cilnidipine.
Consult your doctor before using any other drugs while on Cilnidipine medication.
No. It is advised to take Cilnidipine for the prescribed duration. Abrupt discontinuation would cause adverse effects.
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