|High blood pressure
Cilacar 5 (Cilnidipine) belongs to the calcium channel blocker group of medicines and is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. This drug is different to other similar medicines in that it is able to work on the N-type calcium channel as well as the L-type calcium channel. Other calcium antagonists only affect the L-type calcium channel. Treatment helps to lower blood pressure, which may be achieved by blocking nerve activity relating to the sympathetic nervous system and suppressing the renin-angiotensin system. Some studies have suggested that it may also improve metabolic syndrome.
Dosage and Administration
Cilacar 5 (Cilnidipine) comes in the form of 5mg strength tablets which are administered by mouth. Your doctor will conduct a medical assessment so as to determine your individual requirements. An accurate dosage schedule can then be individualized for you. Usually, doctors will instruct patients to take it once per day. However, the exact amount that needs to be taken may differ slightly from patient to patient. Therefore, it is essential that you closely follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Never take more than the recommended dosage.
Some side effects may occur during treatment with Cilacar 5 (Cilnidipine) tablets. These may include:
Patients should be aware of the fact that other side effects which have not been listed here are also possible. You must report all reactions that occur to the doctor in charge of treatment. Medical assistance will be required straight away if any severe reactions occur.
In all cases, your doctor will provide instructions relating to how long treatment needs to be continued.
Should the medicine not improve your condition, it is possible that the doctor may recommend alternative forms of treatment.
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 5 (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.