Cilogard 20 Tablet

Introduction to Cilogard 20 Tablet

Cilogard 20 Tablet is primarily used to treat Hypertension also called as High blood pressure. 

  • It belongs to a class known as a calcium channel blocker that helps lower blood pressure.
  • It is well tolerated and effective in elderly people.
  • It reduces the risk of Angina (Chest pain because of reduced blood flow to the heart)
  • Regular check up of blood pressure is advised. 
  • Move slowly when transitioning from sitting or lying to standing positions to avoid dizziness or fainting.

How Cilogard 20 Tablet Works?

Cilnidipine (an active ingredient) works by blocking certain channels in blood vessels that allow calcium to enter. By doing this, it prevents the blood vessels from tightening, which helps to lower blood pressure. It also affects another channel in nerve endings, stopping the release of a chemical called norepinephrine. This further helps to reduce stress-related increases in blood pressure.

How To Use Cilogard 20 Tablet

  • Follow your doctor's guidance for this medicine, taking it in the prescribed dose and duration.
  • Medicine can be taken before or after having meal, be conscious about maintaining consistency.
  • Do not crush, break, or chew the tablet; but take it as a whole with water.

Special Precautions About Cilogard 20 Tablet

  • Informing your doctor about any existing medical conditions, allergies, or concurrent medications you may be taking

Benefits Of Cilogard 20 Tablet

  • Manages hypertension effectively.
  • Ensures smooth blood flow.
  • Reduces risk of Heart-attack and Angina

Side Effects Of Cilogard 20 Tablet

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash
  • Muscle pain
  • Eye pain
  • Tremors
  • Decreased blood pressure

What If I Missed A Dose Of Cilogard 20 Tablet

In case of forget to take a dose; take it when you remember. If your next dose is close, skip the missed one and stay on your regular schedule. Avoid taking two doses at once. Follow your doctor's consultation on managing dose you have missed.

FAQS

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Q. What are the side effects of Cilogard?

Cilogard is generally well tolerated but sometimes can also be associated with side effects like headache, dizziness, flushing, palpitations, low blood pressure, and stomach problems. It may also cause increased urination, ankle swelling, and lethargy. These side effects are not common in everyone but may occur in some individuals. Do consult your doctor if you notice any side effects after taking this medicine.

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Q. Is Cilogard good for patients of high blood pressure with kidney impairment?

Yes, Cilogard has been shown to have protective effects on the kidney cells, thereby preventing them from damage. It has also been shown to decrease protein leakage from the kidney in patients who have diabetes as well as high blood pressure.

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Q. How long do I need to take Cilogard?

You should keep on taking Cilogard for as long as your doctor has recommended you to take it. You may need to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel well or your blood pressure is well controlled. If you stop taking Cilogard, your blood pressure may increase again and your condition may worsen.

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Q. Should I take Cilogard in the morning or at night?

Cilogard can be taken anytime of the day. Usually, it is advised to be taken in the morning, but your doctor may advise to take it in the evening as well. You should take it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it and consistent levels of medicine are maintained in the body.

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Q. Which is better amlodipine or Cilogard?

Both these medicines are used in the treatment of blood pressure and are equally good in effectively reducing the blood pressure. Cilogard has also been found to be beneficial in patients with kidney problems as compared to amlodipine. Additionally, while amlodipine may have chances of causing mild ankle swelling, Cilogard has been found to have lesser chances of causing ankle swelling, tachycardia and palpitations. Your doctor will suggest either of these after seeing what suits you.

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Q. What is the use of Cilogard?

Cilogard is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a group of medicines which block the calcium channels in the blood vessel. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in patients with high blood pressure. This widens the diameter of the blood vessels which helps the blood to pass through them more easily.

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Q. What changes can I make to control my blood pressure better?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Cilogard. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practise yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also reduces your stress and hence helps in keeping your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and taking alcohol as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and helps to prevent heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Avoid eating grapefruit (chakotra) or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Cilogard. You should consult your doctor if you need any further help to get maximum benefit of Cilogard and to keep healthy.

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Safety Advice For Cilogard 20 Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Alcohol

Exercising caution is recommended when consuming alcohol with medicine Consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice.

Pregnancy

Information regarding the use of Cilogard 20 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Seek help from your doctor.

Breast feeding

Information regarding the use of Cilogard 20 Tablet during breast feeding is not available. Seek help from your doctor.

Kidney

It is likely safe for individuals with kidney disease, but consult your doctor for personalized recommendations.

Liver

Limited information is available on the use of Cilogard 20 Tablet in patients with liver disease. In case of having any recent liver-related disease; seek help from your healthcare professional.

Driving

Cilogard 20 Tablet may cause dizziness so avoid activities like driving while on this medication.

Alcohol

Exercising caution is recommended when consuming alcohol with medicine Consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice.

Pregnancy

Information regarding the use of Cilogard 20 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Seek help from your doctor.

Breast feeding

Information regarding the use of Cilogard 20 Tablet during breast feeding is not available. Seek help from your doctor.

Kidney

It is likely safe for individuals with kidney disease, but consult your doctor for personalized recommendations.

Liver

Limited information is available on the use of Cilogard 20 Tablet in patients with liver disease. In case of having any recent liver-related disease; seek help from your healthcare professional.

Driving

Cilogard 20 Tablet may cause dizziness so avoid activities like driving while on this medication.

Drug Interaction

  • Anti-arrhythmic agent like quinidine
  • Anti-TB drug like rifampicin
  • Antipsychotics
  • Anti-epileptic drug like phenytoin

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • Avoid alcohol intake
  • No other Drug-Food Interactions

Disease Explanation

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High blood pressure is a condition where the blood pressure in the arteries is consistently too high, which can damage the artery walls and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.Angina is a type of chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood, usually due to narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. Heart attack is a life-threatening event that happens when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot in a coronary artery.Stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted, usually by a blood clot or a burst blood vessel.

Patient Concern

Aortic stenosis refers to the condition in which heart valve get narrowed. Cardiogenic shock refers to a condition in which blood supply to heart suddenly get interrupted.

Update on: Tuesday, 7 May, 2024

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Rakshita Garg