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Cilacar 20 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Cilacar 20 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is known as a calcium channel blocker and helps to lower blood pressure. This helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. It may also be prescribed to prevent angina (heart-related chest pain).

Cilacar 20 Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day.  Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse.

Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

The most common side effects include fatigue, swelling in the feet, sleepiness, dizziness, flushing, the unusual beating of the heart (palpitations) and headache. Consult your doctor if any of these bother you, or do not go away. Side effects like swelling in the feet or ankles and palpitations are lesser in severity than other similar medicines of the group. Studies have shown that it also has a protective effect on the kidneys.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Side effects of Cilacar Tablet

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

How to use Cilacar Tablet

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. Cilacar 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cilacar Tablet works

Cilacar 20 Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels, which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cilacar 20 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cilacar 20 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cilacar 20 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cilacar 20 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cilacar 20 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cilacar 20 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cilacar 20 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cilacar Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cilacar 20 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Cilacar 20 Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform any activity that requires mental focus until you know how Cilacar 20 Tablet affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cilacar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
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Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
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Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I m taking bp drug cilacar 10 mg & ctd m 50 I m felling tierd for long time please suggest
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT from 1mg. Your reports suggest the following things: 1. Your blood cholesterol levels are high, for this you should make healthy diet and lifestyle related changes like have a diet rich in more vegetables, fruits. Avoid fried fatty and processed foods. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days in a week. Your vitamin D level is also low, for this you can take calcirol sachet in milk once a week for at least 6 weeks. Please consult a doctor if you have side effects of cilacar.
Dear Doctor, I had a by surgery in 2013. In April I got the checkup done. All test are normal except I have slightly high BP. I have been taking these medicine on the advice of my cardiologist. CILACAR 10 MG TABLET - M/E CTD 6.25 MG TABLET - M HOPACE 5 MG Tablets - M/E ROSUVAS 10 MG TABLET - E STARPRESS-XL 50 MG TABLET - M Could you pl. suggest some cheaper alternative medicines? Thank you
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
U can go for generics
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FAQs

Q. What is the use of Cilacar?

Cilacar is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines which block the calcium channels in the blood vessel. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in patients with high blood pressure. This widens the diameter of the blood vessels which helps the blood to pass through them more easily.

Q. Which is better amlodipine or Cilacar?

Both these medicines are used in the treatment of blood pressure and are equally good in effectively reducing the blood pressure. Cilacar has also been found to be beneficial in patients with kidney problems as compared to amlodipine. Additionally, while Amlodipine may have chances of causing mild ankle swelling, Cilacar has been found to have lesser chances of causing ankle swelling. Your doctor will suggest either of these after seeing what suits you.

Q. What are the side effects of Cilacar?

Cilacar is generally well tolerated but sometimes can also be associated with side effects like headache, dizziness, flushing, palpitations, low blood pressure, and stomach problems. It may also cause increased urination, ankle swelling, and lethargy. These side effects are not common in everyone but may occur in some individuals. Do consult your doctor if you notice any side effects after taking this medicine.

Q. Is Cilacar good for patients of high blood pressure with kidney impairment?

Yes, Cilacar has been shown to have protective effects on the kidney cells, thereby preventing them from damage. It has also been shown to decrease protein leakage from the kidney in patients who have diabetes as well as high blood pressure.

Q. What happens if we take more than the recommended dose of Cilacar?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Cilacar can lead to an abnormal decrease in blood pressure levels. This can make you feel dizzy, lightheaded or faint. In severe cases of overdose, the skin can feel cool and clammy. In case you have taken a higher dose Cilacar, consult your doctor immediately. Do not go out or perform any work which might make you sick or faint.

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