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CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET belongs to a class of medicines called calcium channel blockers which are primarily taken for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a lifelong or chronic condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery walls becomes high. Higher this blood pressure, harder the heart has to pump. 

CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET contains Cilnidipine, a calcium channel blocker that acts by relaxing the blood vessels. This reduces the workload on the heart and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, it helps to lower high blood pressure, reducing the chances of heart attack or stroke.

Take CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET with or without food as prescribed by your doctor with a full glass of water. CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET may be prescribed alone or in combination with other blood pressure lowering medicines depending upon your blood pressure levels. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other anti-hypertensive medicine. You may have common side effects like headache, feeling exhausted and swollen ankles that usually resolve after some time. You must closely monitor your blood pressure if you ever have had a stroke, heart attack or currently taking other blood pressure-lowering pills. It is advised to continue taking this drug and do not stop taking it suddenly without consulting your doctor.

It is advisable to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine. Lifestyle changes are particularly helpful in achieving optimum outcomes with CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET and keeping blood pressure under check. Low salt diet, daily physical activity (even 20-30 minute brisk walking for 5 days a week can help), losing weight in case of people who are obese/overweight etc are the mainstay of treatment of hypertension. Inform your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET, are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, are breastfeeding, have liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure, heart valve problem or history of heart attack.


Hypertension (high blood pressure), Prevention of Angina (chest pain), Heart attack and Stroke.

Directions for Use

CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET can be taken orally with or without food or as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the whole tablet with approximately a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Try to take it at the same day every day. Do not double the dose if missed.


Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight


Most of the side effects of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. Most common side effect of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET are headache, feeling exhausted, swollen ankles and nausea. It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. However, if these side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with chest pain (angina), congestive heart failure, liver disease, peripheral oedema (swelling of hands/legs). You should monitor your blood pressure regularly to make sure the CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET is working efficiently. Besides this prolonged intake of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET can lead to lowering of blood pressure (hypotension). So, daily monitoring of blood pressure is advisable.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET can lower your blood pressure causing dizziness and drowsiness. It can also cause orthostatic hypotension (sudden fall in blood pressure while standing). So try to avoid intake of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET with alcoholic beverages.

  • Pregnancy

    There are no clinical data on the safety of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET during pregnancy. So, please consult your doctor regarding the use of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET if your pregnant or are planning to get pregnant.

  • Breast Feeding

    There is not enough clinical data on the safety of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET during nursing. So, please consult your doctor regarding the use of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET if you are breastfeeding.

  • Driving

    CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET may cause some side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Studies regarding the same are limited. Please consult your doctor.

  • Liver

    There is limited information available on the use of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET in patients with liver disease. So CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET should be taken with caution and with consultation of the doctor only.

  • Kidney

    CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. But keep your doctor informed if you have kidney disease who may decide the best course of action for you.

Other Information (CIL0081)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern


It is advised to continue your medicine even after your blood pressure is under control or becomes normal as blood pressure can shoot up any time. You are advised to inform your doctor and monitor your blood pressure for at least two weeks before stopping the medicine. Depending upon your current blood pressure readings, there is a possibility your doctor may lower your medicine dosage and not recommend discontinuing it. If you have a persistent headache, please consult your doctor immediately.

In case, you have missed a dose of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET, you are advised to take it as soon as you remember. However, try not to miss a dose in the first place. If it's time for you to take your next dose, then do not take both the doses together. Take only one dose, taking a double dose of CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET will lead to low blood pressure.

No, it is a prescribed drug, given by a physician for preventing specific medical conditions. Taking it on your own can cause unwanted side effects.

Yes. It can be taken in the condition of increased cholesterol level. CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET is reported to improve lipid profile by reducing low density lipoprotein (LDL), total cholesterol (TC) and increasing high density lipoprotein (HDL).

Yes, CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET can be taken in people with fast heart beat (tachycardia) as it helps in reducing the workload of the heart preventing tachycardia (fast or irregular heartbeat). Consult your doctor if you have palpitations or feeling of increased heart rate who may do a full check up to establish a cause for the symptoms and will then decide if you need CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET or not.

CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET can be taken at anytime. Your doctor will tell you when to take CILNIKEM 5MG TABLET. Try to take it at the same time every day.

High blood pressure during pregnancy is called 'Pregnancy induced hypertension' (PIH). It is harmful for both the baby and the mother. In the mother, very high blood pressure can cause seizures (fits), headache, swelling of feet, kidney damage and a higher risk of bleeding during pregnancy and during delivery. This can also affect the baby by causes abnormal fetal heart rate of the baby, risk of still birth and small baby. So, during the pregnancy you should have regular blood pressure monitoring. Visit your Obstetrician if you have any concerns related to blood pressure during pregnancy.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.



MRP: 56.00


10 Tablet in 1 Strip