Cilarite 50mg Tablet

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Introduction

Cilarite 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of pain in the legs due to insufficient blood flow (intermittent claudication). It also helps in reducing cramping, numbness, or weakness in the legs that occurs on walking in such patients.

Cilarite 50mg Tablet should be taken regularly as advised by the doctor. You should take it on an empty stomach and at a fixed time. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the doctor.

It may cause side effects like headache, nausea, vomiting, edema, diarrhea, dizziness, palpitation, abdominal pain, abnormal stools, flatulence, and edema. Use of this medicine may increase your risk of bleeding. Let your doctor know immediately if you see a pinpoint rash or blood in your vomits, urine, or stool.

This medicine may not be suitable for some people. You must inform the doctor if you are suffering from any liver or kidney disease. Also, let your doctor know about all the other medications that you are using regularly. This medicine is not usually recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so always consult your doctor before taking it.

Uses of Cilarite Tablet

  • Treatment of Intermittent claudication

Benefits of Cilarite Tablet

In Treatment of Intermittent claudication

Intermittent claudication refers to muscle pain on mild exertion (ache, cramp, numbness, or sense of fatigue), classically in the calf muscle, which occurs during exercise or even walking, and it gets better with a short period of rest. Cilarite 50mg Tablet helps relieve this pain in the legs that is caused due to disturbed blood supply in the legs. It helps prevent the formation of blood clots, improves blood flow, and maintains the free-flowing of blood in your body. Keep taking Cilarite 50mg Tablet as prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Cilarite Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cilarite

  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Abnormal stool
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Flatulence

How to use Cilarite 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. Cilarite 50mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Cilarite Tablet works

Cilarite 50mg Tablet widens the blood vessels and decreases the stickiness of the platelets, thereby increasing the blood flow to the lower limbs.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cilarite 50mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cilarite 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cilarite 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cilarite 50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cilarite 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cilarite 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cilarite 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cilarite 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cilarite 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease as the information available in these patients is limited.

What if you forget to take Cilarite Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cilarite 50mg 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.

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Quick tips

  • Take it at least half an hour before or two hours after breakfast and dinner.
  • It may take up to 12 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed.
  • Consult your doctor, if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks of treatment.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not take it if you have heart failure, persistent chest pain at rest, or have had a heart attack or any heart surgery in the last six months. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Quinoline & tetrazole derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Phosphodiesterase III Inhibiotrs (PVD)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Cilarite with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
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Brand(s): Esodoc, Styx, Escid
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Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
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Brand(s): Indizole
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Patient concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Cilarite 50mg Tablet increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Cilarite 50mg Tablet increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Cilarite 50mg Tablet?

Cilarite 50mg Tablet reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart, and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Cilarite 50mg Tablet. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

Q. For how long should I take Cilarite 50mg Tablet?

You should continue to take Cilarite 50mg Tablet for as long as your doctor recommends. Your doctor will assess your progress after 3 months of treatment and may recommend you to discontinue Cilarite 50mg Tablet if it is not working for you. This medicine helps to control your condition but does not cure it. It is important to keep taking your medicine even if you feel well.

Q. After how many days of taking Cilarite 50mg Tablet will I start feeling better?

The improvement is not seen immediately. Your symptoms may start improving after 2-4 weeks of starting the treatment. However, it may take about 12 weeks to notice the full benefits of the medicines.

Q. Should Cilarite 50mg Tablet be stopped before surgery?

Yes, if a patient is scheduled to undergo surgery, then Cilarite 50mg Tablet should be stopped 5 days before the surgery. The reason being, Cilarite 50mg Tablet increases the risk of bleeding and may lead to excessive bleeding during surgery.

Q. Why is Cilarite 50mg Tablet considered harmful for heart failure patients?

Cilarite 50mg Tablet should not be given to heart failure patients of any severity because it may worsen heart failure further. Medicines having a similar effects (phosphodiesterase inhibitor III) have decreased the lifespan of the patients, and therefore, it is an absolute no for heart failure patients.

Q. Does Cilarite 50mg Tablet raise blood pressure or decrease blood pressure?

Since Cilarite 50mg Tablet widens blood vessels, it generally decreases blood pressure. Therefore, if you are taking medicines that lower blood pressure, you should be careful. Taking Cilarite 50mg Tablet with other blood pressure-lowering medicines may decrease your blood pressure to very low levels. Track your blood pressure regularly, and consult your doctor if dose adjustment is required. Cilarite 50mg Tablet has also been reported to increase blood pressure and the reason for which is not known.

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