Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER

Introduction

Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke.

You can take Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER at any time of day, with food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. 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.

It may cause side effects like headache, ankle swelling, slow heart rate, and nausea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while sitting down. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, blood sugar level, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.

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.

Uses of Cilacar-M Tablet ER

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Cilacar-M Tablet ER

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 Cilacar-M

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Constipation
  • Cold extremities

How to use Cilacar-M Tablet ER

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. Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER is to be taken with food.

How Cilacar-M Tablet ER works

Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER is a combination of two medicines: Cilnidipine and metoprolol which lower blood pressure effectively. Cilnidipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while metoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER 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

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

UNSAFE
Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cilacar-M 10/50 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.