Cildip 5 MG Tablet
This medication is known to be channel blocker of calcium. It aids in treating high blood pressure. This stops the calcium activity on the blood vessels and the heart. As a result there is an increase in the supply of blood to the heart. This in turn helps lower blood pressure as well as slows down the heart rate.
Before taking this medication, one should inform their doctor about the medication that they are currently under. Detailed information on allergies, other health issues and conditions should also be thoroughly discussed. Certain factors that should be kept in mind by patients who are taking this drug regularly include-
- Do not consume grapefruit juice when on this medication
- Driving should be avoided as dizziness is one of the side effects of the medicine
- Do not stop taking this medication suddenly. It may result in worsening of hypertension
This medication can be used in below-mentioned conditions
How long is the duration of effect?The duration of action of this medication is not clinically established.
What is the onset of action?There are no established clinical studies regarding the onset of action of this medicine. However, it is reported to have a delayed onset in the range of 7-8 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medication is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy in near future.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medication is not recommended for use if you are breastfeeding.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cildip 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructionsContact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.
This medication is a calcium channel blocker. It works by inhibiting the entry of calcium into the cardiac and vascular smooth muscles and prevents the contraction of the muscles and thereby reduces the blood pressure.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Urinary vanillylmandelic acidReport the use of this medicine if you have been asked to undergo this test for the presence of adrenal gland tumor. Use of this medicine is likely to give false value that might be higher than normal.
Interaction with Medicine
CarbamazepineReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require an adjusted dose and frequent monitoring of blood pressure levels while taking these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
RifampicinReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require an adjustment in dose and safety monitoring while these medicines are taken together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
CimetidineReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require an adjusted dose and frequent monitoring of blood pressure levels while taking these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Interaction with Disease
HypotensionThis medication is not recommended in patients suffering from low blood pressure or cardiogenic shock as it may further lower the blood pressure causing severe adverse effects.
Congestive Heart Failure (Chf)This medication should be used with caution in patients who have suffered a heart attack recently. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be required in such cases.
Interaction with Food
Grapefruit juiceConsumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended as it increases the concentration of this medication. Symptoms like dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet should be reported to the doctor on priority.
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