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Drug information on Eir - 5 Tab. (Cilnidipine) from Sandhya Healthcare Remedies Impel Pvt. Ltd.

Eir - 5 Tab.

  Tablet
Sandhya Healthcare Remedies Impel Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Cilnidipine
 48.00
5mg
1*10
Vijayaganesh Kasinathan
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Vijayaganesh Kasinathan, B.Pharm, M.Pharm
Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Sep 19, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Eir - 5 Tab. may be prescribed


Overview of Eir - 5 Tab.

Cilnidipine belongs to a class of new calcium channel blockers which is used to treat hypertension in adults.

Side effects of Eir - 5 Tab.

  General: Gastrointestinal disturbances, lethargy, increased frequency or urination, muscle aches, impotence, abnormal liver function, allergic reaction

  Eye: Transient blindness, eye pain

  Cardio vascular system: Low blood pressure, palpitations, chest pain Central Nervous System: Dizziness, headache, depression, reduced blood flow to the brain

  Dermatological: Flushing, thickening of gums

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The usual dosage for adults is 5 - 10mg once daily.
The maximum dosage should not exceed 20 mg per day and is recommended only when it is required.

How to use Eir - 5 Tab.?

Cilnidipine comes in the form of a tablet and to be taken orally either once daily or as directed by the physician.
This drug can be taken either before or after meals.

When is Eir - 5 Tab. not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Cilnidipine should not be taken mainly in pre-existing cardiac illnesses such as:

• Acute unstable angina (chest pain due to spasms of the artery supplying the heart muscle)
• Cardiogenic shock, which is low blood pressure due to a cardiac cause
• Severe aortic stenosis, which is narrowing of the valve between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta
• Recent heart attack
Also, it is not recommended in patients allergic to this drug.

Warnings and Precautions for Eir - 5 Tab.

Cilnidipine should be used with caution in patients with hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure and poor cardiac reserve.

• Cilnidipine should be discontinued in patients who feel chest pain following the administration of the drug.

• Sudden withdrawal of the drug to be avoided as this may exacerbate angina.

Other Precautions for Eir - 5 Tab.

• Cilnidipine interacts with the results of vanillyl mandelic acid test which is used to detect tumors such as pheochromocytoma and neuroblastoma.
• Therefore, this drug should be avoided for 72 hours before sample collection but the patient should be monitored intensively in a clinical setting.

Drug Interactions of Eir - 5 Tab.

Cilnidipine interacts with the following drugs:
• Antipsychotic drugs combined with cilnidipine may result in low blood pressure
• Antidiabetes medications along with this drug may result in changes in glucose levels, therefore monitoring of glucose levels may be required
• Antiepileptic drugs such as phenytoin and carbamazepine and other drugs include rifampin, quinidine and aldesleukin should also be used with caution along with cilnidipine

Storage Conditions for Eir - 5 Tab.

Store the medicine in a tightly closed container at room temperature.
Protect from excess heat and light. Keep out of reach of children.



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