Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet

Introduction

Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective.

Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet should be taken on empty stomach preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Weakness and slow heart rate are some common side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or do not go away.  Drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome muscle weakness, dry mouth, and extreme thirst. Dizziness or headache may occur due to low blood pressure, hence rise slowly from sitting position or avoid driving.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure, kidney function, level of electrolytes, and blood sugar level checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Ciplar H Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Ciplar H Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ciplar H

  • Weakness
  • Cold extremities
  • Slow heart rate
  • Nightmare
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Decreased sodium level in blood
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
  • Increased uric acid level in blood

How to use Ciplar H Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Ciplar H Tablet works

Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Propranolol and Hydrochlorothiazide. Propranolol is a beta blocker. It works by widening and relaxing the blood vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine. Over time, it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.

Kidney

CAUTION
Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ciplar H 40 mg/25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.