Cilogard 20Mg 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.
Cilogard 20Mg 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 Cilogard 20Mg Tablet with or without food as prescribed by your doctor with a full glass of water. Cilogard 20Mg 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 Cilogard 20Mg 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 Cilogard 20Mg 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.
Cilogard 20Mg Tablet is used to treat heart related conditions like angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure (hypertension). It is a calcium channel blocker that inhibits entry of calcium (ions) across the heart that relaxes and widens the heart smooth muscles for better blood flow. Besides this, Cilogard 20Mg Tablet help prevent sudden spasm of the coronary artery (blood vessels of the heart) and reduces how hard the heart has to work to pump blood around the body, lowering its oxygen requirements. It improves an individual’s tolerance to physical activity and exercise and keeps their blood pressure normal during exercise. As a result, it overall protects your heart and keeps your heart healthy.
Cilogard 20Mg 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 Cilogard 20Mg Tablet is working efficiently. Besides this prolonged intake of Cilogard 20Mg Tablet can lead to lowering of blood pressure (hypotension). So, daily monitoring of blood pressure is advisable.
Drug-Drug interaction: Cilogard 20Mg Tablet is known to interact when taken with an antiarrhythmic agent (quinidine), antiepileptic medicine (phenytoin) anti TB drug (rifampicin), antibiotics (erythromycin), other blood pressure-lowering pills (amlodipine) and antipsychotic drugs.
Drug-Food Interaction: Generally, no food interaction is found with this medicine. However, one should limit or avoid the intake of alcoholic beverages.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Cilogard 20Mg Tablet is contraindicated in patients with severe aortic stenosis (narrowed heart valve), cardiogenic shock (when suddenly the heart does not get enough blood supply), a recent history of unstable angina (chest pain), heart failure and hypotension (low blood pressure).
Cilogard 20Mg 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 Cilogard 20Mg Tablet with alcoholic beverages.
There are no clinical data on the safety of Cilogard 20Mg Tablet during pregnancy. So, please consult your doctor regarding the use of Cilogard 20Mg Tablet if your pregnant or are planning to get pregnant.
There is not enough clinical data on the safety of Cilogard 20Mg Tablet during nursing. So, please consult your doctor regarding the use of Cilogard 20Mg Tablet if you are breastfeeding.
Cilogard 20Mg Tablet may cause some side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Studies regarding the same are limited. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Cilogard 20Mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. So Cilogard 20Mg Tablet should be taken with caution and with consultation of the doctor only.
Cilogard 20Mg 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.
The safety and effectiveness of Cilogard 20Mg Tablet has not been established in children due to limited testing of this drug on children by competent authorities across the world. It should be used only when prescribed by a child specialist.
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Blood pressure is the measurement of the force that our heart uses to pump blood to all parts of the body. Hypertension is a chronic condition when blood pressure is too high. This condition can lead to hardened arteries (blood vessels), decreasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. Raised blood pressure can cause chest pain (angina) and heart attack (when blood supply to the heart is blocked). Additionally, high blood pressure also causes brain damage (stroke) and kidney failure. High blood pressure can be diagnosed with the help of a blood pressure monitor or sphygmomanometer. Systolic pressure is the pressure when the heart pumps blood out. On the other hand, diastolic pressure is the pressure when your heart is at the resting stage between heartbeats. If your blood pressure is 140/90 mm of Hg, it means the systolic pressure is 140 mm of Hg and, diastolic pressure is 90 mm of Hg. Ideal blood pressure should be between 90/60 mm of Hg and 120/80 mm of Hg.
Cilogard 20Mg Tablet
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