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    Information about Cilnidipine

    Cilnidipine uses

    Cilnidipine is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

    How cilnidipine works

    Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

    Common side effects of cilnidipine

    Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema (swelling), Abdominal pain
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    Writing in Sciences, PGCCL
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MBA (General management), MD (Clinical Pharmacology)
    Last updated on:
    09 Jan 2019 | 10:32 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cilnidipine

    • You have been prescribed Cilnidipine to improve your blood pressure and/or to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks.
    • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack & stroke.
    • 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 Cilnidipine. 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. Raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.

    Frequently asked questions for Cilnidipine


    Q. How does Cilnidipine work?

    Cilnidipine blocks the calcium channels in the blood vessel and causes dilatation of blood vessels leading to a decrease in the blood pressure.

    Content on this page was last updated on 09 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)