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    Cilnidipine

    Information about Cilnidipine

    Cilnidipine uses

    Cilnidipine is used in the treatment of hypertension.

    How cilnidipine 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.

    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, Abdominal pain

    Available Medicine for Cilnidipine

    • ₹44 to ₹117
      J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹48 to ₹109
      Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹49 to ₹119
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹44 to ₹116
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹39 to ₹99
      Mankind Pharma Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹64 to ₹131
      Zydus Cadila
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹49 to ₹109
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹45 to ₹108
      Lupin Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹46 to ₹113
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹42 to ₹105
      Micro Labs Ltd
      3 variant(s)

    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.

    Frequently asked questions for Cilnidipine

    Cilnidipine

    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. 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. 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 01 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)