CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET is a combination of medicines used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It also helps to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET should be taken with food preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. 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.

Glucose intolerance, ankle swelling, headache, tiredness, and decreased potassium level are some common side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or do not go away.  Drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome muscle weakness, dry mouth, and extreme thirst. Dizziness or headache may occur due to low blood pressure, hence rise slowly from sitting position or avoid driving.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney 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, kidney function, level of electrolytes, and blood sugar level checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Cilnikem CT Tablet

Benefits of Cilnikem CT Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. It also eliminates excess water from the body and increases urine output. This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, or kidney problems in the future. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should take it regularly as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

Side effects of Cilnikem CT 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 Cilnikem CT

  • Glucose intolerance
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Altered blood lipid level

How to use Cilnikem CT 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. CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET is to be taken with food.

How Cilnikem CT Tablet works

CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET is a combination of two medicines: Cilnidipine and chlorthalidone which lower blood pressure effectively. Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET is not recommended in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Cilnikem CT Tablet?

If you miss a dose of CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG 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

  • CILNIKEM CT 10MG/6.25MG TABLET helps in the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It also lowers your risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension).  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and Inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood pressure, kidney function and the levels of salts such as potassium in your blood while you are taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient Concerns

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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References

  1. Chlortalidone. Horsham, West Sussex: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd.; 2014. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  3. Chlorthalidone. Auckland, New Zealand: AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; 1969 [revised Nov. 2018]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Country of Origin: India

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