CILNY 10MG contains a medicine called cilnidipine which belongs to the group of medicines called calcium channel blockers. It is indicated for the management of hypertension. Hypertension (high blood pressure), is a medical condition in which the blood vessels have persistently raised pressure. It can increase the risk of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases.
Cilnidipine lowers your blood pressure by preventing the entry of calcium into the cardiac cells. Generally, calcium ions enter the heart muscle cells during each heartbeat and helps in cardiac contractility. By blocking calcium entry, cilnidipine allows blood vessels to relax and dilate, thereby reducing blood pressure. Along with the therapy, your doctor would also recommend you avoid smoking or alcohol consumption, a well-balanced diet with reduced salt intake, weight management and to have an undisturbed sleep.
The most common side effects of taking this medicine are dizziness, flushing, palpitations and headache. If any of these symptoms bother you, consult your doctor. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with other severe heart diseases like hypotension, heart failure or angina. Consult your doctor before taking. Avoid concomitant use of CILNY 10MG with other antihypertensive drugs without consulting your doctor. Regularly monitor your blood pressure levels as a precaution to avoid unwanted side effects. Before taking this medicine inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
USES OF CILNY 10MG
- Management of Hypertension
HOW CILNY 10MG WORKS
Cilnidipine prevents the entry of calcium ions into the cardiac cells by inhibiting the L-type calcium channels of blood vessels. Blocking calcium influx, suppresses the contraction of blood vessels and dilates them, thereby reducing blood pressure.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take this medicine as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CILNY 10MG
- GI disturbances
- Increased micturition (feeling of passing urine) frequency
OW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Feeling sick (nausea):
Try taking this medicine with, or just after meal and stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food.
Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink too much alcohol. Ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
CILNY 10MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
CILNY 10MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machines if your ability is affected by this medicine.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.
CILNY 10MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
CILNY 10MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cilnidipine.
This medicine is contraindicated in patients with other severe heart diseases like hypotension, heart failure or angina. Consult your doctor before taking.
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
- Other medicines used to treat heart problems (such as quinidine, propranolol, digoxin)
- Medicines used to treat psychotic disorders (e.g. risperidone, quetiapine, olanzapine)
- Aldesleukin (used to treat advanced renal carcinoma)
- Phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy)
- Rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis)
- Erythromycin (used to treat bacterial infections)
Store at room temperature and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT CILNY 10MG
Q: Can CILNY 10MG be used with telmisartan?
A: Avoid concomitant use of this medicine with other antihypertensive drugs without consulting your doctor.
Q: Can CILNY 10MG be crushed?
A: No. Swallow the tablet as a whole with a drink of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Q: Can CILNY 10MG be used during pregnancy?
A: This medicine is contraindicated for use during pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant without consulting your doctor.