CETANIL T 20MG/40MG TABLET

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Composition for CETANIL T 20MG/40MG TABLET

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Medicine Overview of CETANIL T 20MG/40MG TABLET

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Uses of Cilnidipine

Cilnidipine is used in the treatment of hypertension.
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Side effects of Cilnidipine

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Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain.

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How to use Cilnidipine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cetanil t 20mg/40mg tablet at a fixed time.

How CETANIL T 20MG/40MG TABLET works

Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.
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Uses of Telmisartan

Telmisartan is used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
It may lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
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Side effects of Telmisartan

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Dizziness, Back pain, Diarrhoea, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.

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How to use Telmisartan

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cetanil t 20mg/40mg tablet at a fixed time.

How CETANIL T 20MG/40MG TABLET works

Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

In Depth Information on CETANIL T 20MG/40MG TABLET

Expert advice for Cilnidipine

  • It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
  • To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens). 
  • Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.
  • Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.

Expert advice for Telmisartan

  • Telmisartan can be taken with or without food.
  • It is best to take the first dose before bed to reduce symptomatic hypotension.
  • Telmisartan may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for CETANIL T 20MG/40MG TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Telmisartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cetanil t 20mg/40mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Cetanil t 20mg/40mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during
breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
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Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
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Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal function.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for CETANIL T 20MG/40MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Cilnidipine

Q. Is Cilnidipine used for hypertension?
Yes. Cilnidipine is used for hypertension.
Q. Is Cilnidipine better than benidipine?
Both of them reduces the blood pressure to a great extent but benidipine seems to be better in cases of kidney disease as it decreases the urinary protein loss better than Cilnidipine.
Q. What if Cilnidipine is taken with telmisartan?
A combination of two medicines which helps to 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 blocker and it inhibits the effects of angiotensin II, a hormone which results in narrowing of blood vessels.
Q. What are pleiotropic effects of Cilnidipine in patients with hypertension?
Apart from reducing the blood pressure they have a heart protective effect, kidney protective effect and reduces the protein leakage and also maintains the blood flow to the brain in cases of stroke.
Q. What is the dose of Cilnidipine?
The recommended adult oral dosage of Cilnidipine is 5-10 mg once daily. You should take the dose as suggested by your doctor.
Q. Is Cilnidipine better than nifedipine?
Yes. Cilnidipine is better than nifedipine as it has a smoother effect on blood pressure and heart rate as compared to nifedipine which causes a greater fluctuation.
Q. What if Cilnidipine is taken with chlorthalidone?
Chlorthalidone acts by increasing the urinary output. These two in a combination have an additive effect in reducing the blood pressure.
Q. What is Cilnidipine10?
This is Cilnidipine 10 mg tablet.
Q. What are the gastrointestinal side effects of Cilnidipine?
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth.
Q. How does Cilnidipine works?
Cilnidipine blocks the calcium channels in the blood vessel and cause dilatation of blood vessels leading to decrease in blood pressure.
Q. How similar Cilnidipine and losartan?
Apart from reducing the blood pressure they both equally maintain the blood flow to the brain in cases of stroke.
Q. What if Cilnidipine is taken with olmesartan?
These two acts synergistically and have an additive effect in reducing the blood pressure also there is a decrease in the urinary albumin excretion seen in the kidney failure patients.
Q. What if Cilnidipine is taken with nebivolol?
Both are blood pressure lowering medications and have additive effects in combination. Nebivolol also decreases the work of the heart and reduces heart rate.
Q. What is J Circle study cilnidipine?
J circle study is -Effects of the N/L-type calcium channel blocker Cilnidipine nephropathy (assessment of the urinary albumin/creatinine ratio and uric acid metabolism in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease. It proved that there is a significant decrease in Albumin creatinine ratio with Cilnidipine as compared to other drugs like amlodipine.
Q. What is the half life of Cilnidipine?
A half life of Cilnidipine is 2.5 hr.
Q. What is the difference between Cilnidipine and azelnidipine?
There is no difference in the reduction of blood pressure between Cilnidipine and azelnidipine, but Cilnidipine has shown a greater reduction in urinary albumin & creatinine ratio than azelnidipine. So Cilnidipine is more efficient in reducing leakage of albumin in urine than azelnidipine in type 2 diabetic patients with hypertension.
Q. How is Cilnidipine compared with amlodipine?
Both amlodipine and Cilnidipine are equally good in reducing blood pressure but Cilnidipine has fewer chances of pedal edema and also better in patients with renal dysfunction as compared to amlodipine.
Q. What if Cilnidipine is taken with valsartan?
By combining Cilnidipine with valsartan it shows an additive effect in reducing blood pressure. Apart from that this combination has shown to decrease the blood vessel and cardiac damage due to high blood pressure.
Q. Is Cilnidipine a novel dihydropyridine?
Yes. Cilnidipine is a novel dihydropyridine, it has dual action on calcium channels.
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Frequently asked questions for Telmisartan

Q. Is telmisartan safe?
Telmisartan is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. What is telmisartan used for?
Telmisartan is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and to reduce cardiovascular events (i.e. heart attack or stroke) in adults who are at risk because they have a reduced or blocked blood supply to the heart or legs, or have had a stroke or high-risk diabetes.
Q. Is telmisartan a blood thinner?
No, telmisartan is not a blood thinner, it is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan better than losartan?
Telmisartan, losartan, belong to the same class of medicines and have shown to be similarly effective and safe for the approved indications, but their effect may vary in different individuals.
Q. Is telmisartan a beta blocker?
No, telmisartan is not a beta blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan an ace inhibitor?
No, telmisartan is not an ace inhibitor. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan a statin?
No, telmisartan is not a statin. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan better than olmesartan?
Telmisartan, olmesartan, belong to the same class of medicines and have shown to be similarly effective and safe for the approved indications, but their effect may vary in different individuals.
Q. Is telmisartan a diuretic?
No, telmisartan is not a diuretic. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Is telmisartan an alpha blocker?
No, telmisartan is not an alpha blocker. It is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB).
Q. Can I take telmisartan with paracetamol?
Yes, telmisartan can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen. However it may occur, please consult your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Does telmisartan cause cough?
Telmisartan can cause a cough but this is a very uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a cough while taking telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause erectile dysfunction?
Telmisartan has not seen to be associated with erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor in case you experience this problem while taking telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?
Yes, telmisartan can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood).
Q. Does telmisartan cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect of telmisartan. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience an excessive change in your weight while taking telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause hair loss?
Hair loss has not been reported as a side effect with Telmisartan, but there is other blood pressure lowering medicines that do cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while using telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause a headache?
Telmisartan is not known to cause a headache. Please consult your doctor in case you experience a headache when you are taking telmisartan.
Q. Does telmisartan cause weight loss?
Weight loss has not been reported as a side effect of telmisartan. Please talk to your doctor in case you experience marked change in your weight while taking telmisartan.
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