|High blood pressure
Cilacar T (Cilnidipine/Telmisartan) is a combination of 2 medicines which helps control high blood pressure by widening the peripheral blood vessels so as to improve the flow of blood. Telmisartan is a type of angiotensin II receptor antagonist, and its mode of action is inhibiting the effects of angiotensin II, a hormone which can have vasoconstrictive effects, resulting in narrow blood vessels.
It also triggers the production of a hormone known as aldosterone, which results in more fluid circulating within the blood vessels. Blocking the action of angiotensin II by affecting the receptors it needs to act on thereby prevents the narrowing of blood vessels. Because of this, the vessels widen and a reduction in blood pressure occurs. Cilnidipine is a type of medicine known as a calcium channel blocker, and it works by blocking the N-type calcium channel. It is indicated for the management of high blood pressure.
Dosage and Administration
Cilacar T (Cilnidipine/Telmisartan) tablets contain 10mg of cilnidipine and 40mg of telmisartan. The dosage will be carefully calculated by your doctor, with your individual circumstances used to decide the right amount that needs to be taken. Your doctor will need to conduct regular checks on your blood pressure and it is also worth noting that it could take 2 to 4 weeks before the full benefits of treatment occur. Adjustments to the daily dosage may also be made if your doctor deems it necessary and you must strictly follow all instructions given by the doctor.
During the course of treatment with Cilacar T (Cilnidipine/Telmisartan) tablets, some side effects may occur, including:
- Sore back
- Congested feeling
- Spinning sensation
- Soreness in the sinus
Other reactions not listed above are also possible. You will need to get medical help straight away if you suffer from sudden swelling, a quick increase in body weight, light headedness, cramping which affects the legs, blisters or any other serious side effects not listed here.
A common side effect of this medicine is dizziness. Should this occur, driving or the operation of dangerous machinery should be avoided.
Patients who suffer from kidney function problems may be required to undergo regular blood tests so that the blood creatinine and potassium levels can be monitored.
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 T (Cilnidipine/Telmisartan) 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.