Side Effects of Zilneu T are Sleepiness, Ankle swelling, Headache, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dizziness, Tiredness, Palpitations, Stomach upset, Increased potassium level in blood.
Cilnidipine + Telmisartan is a combination of two medicines: Cilnidipine + Telmisartan1 and Cilnidipine + Telmisartan2, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Cilnidipine + Telmisartan1 is a calcium channel blocker (CCB) and Cilnidipine + Telmisartan2 is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). They work by relaxing the blood vessels and making the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.
Q. What lifestyle changes should I make while using Zilneu T?
Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Zilneu T. Stop smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce your risk of heart attack.
Q. How would I know if I have high potassium level?
Your doctor will check your blood potassium levels periodically for high potassium levels. Make sure not to miss any future appointments with the doctor.
Q. Can I stop taking Zilneu T if I feel well?
No, keep using Zilneu T as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Zilneu T suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
Q. What is the rationale behind this combination medicine?
Zilneu T is a medicine that contains Telmisartan and Cilnidipine. These two medicines are combined to lower the blood pressure more effectively, thereby lowering the chances of having a stroke or heart attack.
Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Zilneu T?
Yes, the use of Zilneu T can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
Q. Can I use Zilneu T in pregnancy?
No, Zilneu T should be avoided in pregnancy. Zilneu T can cause injury and death to the baby. If you conceive while taking Zilneu T, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately. The doctor may suggest other ways to lower blood pressure.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 11th Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.