About Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s
Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s belongs to a class of medicines called calcium channel blockers which are primarily taken for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a lifelong or chronic condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery walls becomes high. Higher this blood pressure, harder the heart has to pump.
Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s contains Cilnidipine, a calcium channel blocker that acts by relaxing the blood vessels. This reduces the workload on the heart and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, it helps to lower high blood pressure, reducing the chances of heart attack or stroke.
Take Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s with or without food as prescribed by your doctor with a full glass of water. Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s may be prescribed alone or in combination with other blood pressure lowering medicines depending upon your blood pressure levels. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other anti-hypertensive medicine. You may have common side effects like headache, feeling exhausted and swollen ankles that usually resolve after some time. You must closely monitor your blood pressure if you ever have had a stroke, heart attack or currently taking other blood pressure-lowering pills. It is advised to continue taking this drug and do not stop taking it suddenly without consulting your doctor.
It is advisable to drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine. Lifestyle changes are particularly helpful in achieving optimum outcomes with Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s and keeping blood pressure under check. Low salt diet, daily physical activity (even 20-30 minute brisk walking for 5 days a week can help), losing weight in case of people who are obese/overweight etc are the mainstay of treatment of hypertension. Inform your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s, are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, are breastfeeding, have liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure, heart valve problem or history of heart attack.
Uses of Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s
Hypertension (high blood pressure), Prevention of Angina (chest pain), Heart attack and Stroke.
Directions for Use
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s
Most of the side effects of Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. Most common side effect of Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s are headache, feeling exhausted, swollen ankles and nausea. It is not necessary for everyone to experience the above side effects. However, if these side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s should be taken with caution in patients with chest pain (angina), congestive heart failure, liver disease, peripheral oedema (swelling of hands/legs). You should monitor your blood pressure regularly to make sure the Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s is working efficiently. Besides this prolonged intake of Cetanil 20mg Tablet 15’s can lead to lowering of blood pressure (hypotension). So, daily monitoring of blood pressure is advisable.