Cilacar 10 (Cilnidipine) is used as a hypertension treatment. It works by dilating the blood vessels, which in turn leads to an overall reduction in blood pressure. This medicine has been referred to as a fourth generation calcium channel blocker, and is said to differ from other antihypertensive agents due to its mechanism of action. When taken, it blocks the N-type calcium channel, and also acts on the L-type calcium channel. This effectively deprives the muscle cells in the arteries of calcium, which prevents them from contracting.
Instead, they are allowed to widen, which triggers an improvement in blood flow and a decrease in high blood pressure. Studies have also shown that it can effectively block the L-type Ca2+ channels at concentrations which will not inhibit protein kinase C. Doctors may therefore consider it useful for management and control of hypertension in accordance with the health and medical history of the patient, and it may also be favourable for the many different complications that occur with hypertension.
Dosage and Administration
Cilacar 10 (Cilnidipine) tablets each contain 10mg of the active ingredient. It is important for patients to note that the right dosage will differ for each individual, based on factors such as medical history and the seriousness of the symptoms. Doctors often direct patients treating high blood pressure to administer the medicine once daily. In all cases, a medical evaluation and checkup will be ordered by your doctor before treatment can start, and the suitability of this medicine for you will also be assessed. Full compliance with all instructions given by your doctor will be necessary when taking this medicine.
Treatment of hypertension or any other condition with Cilacar 10 (Cilnidipine) may lead to side effects:
- Feeling sick
It is important to note that additional side effects which are not mentioned in this paragraph may occur. Tell the doctor about all side effects you experience and get medical help immediately if you suffer from any serious side effects.
The duration of treatment will depend on your response to the medicine and other factors. Your doctor will provide you with specific information regarding this.
If this medicine fails to effectively manage your condition, consult your doctor. Other forms of treatment or different medicines may be recommended.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use Cilacar 10 (Cilnidipine) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you suffer from any allergies.
- If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
- If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
- If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.