This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.

Background and Date of Approval

CILNIDIPINEThe U.S. FDA-approved Cildinipine to treat people with hypertension (high blood pressure) conditions in 1995

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Cildinipine is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the L-type and N-type calcium channels in vascular smooth muscle and sympathetic nerve terminals, respectively, thus inhibiting calcium entry into the cells. It also dilates the blood vessels and arteries and results in a considerable reduction in blood pressure.

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Cilinidipine has been developed to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and its associated vascular disease and angina ( chest pain because of reduced blood flow to the heart).

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Cildinipine tablet is taken before a meal at the same time every day. Avoid chewing, breaking, or crushing it. Your physician will choose the dosage based on your medical condition because it differs for each person.

Warnings, Precautions and Side Effects of undefined


Dont take this tablet if you are allergic to Cildinipine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Before starting the treatment, Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any heart conditions, such as untreated heart failure, chest discomfort, recent heart attack, or Insufficient blood flow to the heart. Notify your doctor if you have severe liver and kidney problems. Discuss the dosage management if you are with liver or kidney problems. 


Taking grapefruit or its juice while under treatment with Cildinipine is unsafe. Notify your doctor immediately if you are taking other medicines such as Ciclosporin, Antifungal, and Macrolides antibiotics such as Erythromycin and Troleandomycin. Notify your physician if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or think you might be pregnant. This is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Inform your doctor immediately about your pregnancy.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of low BP are heart failure and poor heart functioning. Some serious side effects likely to occur while you are on the treatment with tiredness, swelling of face, tongue, eyelids, hands, and feet, sleepiness, flushing, hypotension, headache, nausea, dizziness, palpitations, stomach pain, edema (swelling in the body’s tissue). 

Word Of Advice

Store the tablets in a cool and dry place. Keep away from the reach of children. Store them in the original package to protect them from the light. Cildinipine tablets could cause dizziness, weakness or drowsiness, vomiting, etc. Avoid driving or using machinery if you experience these side effects. This medicine should not be used with children under 18 age.

Frequently Asked Question


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  2. Renata Ltd, [Revised on Oct 2020] [ Accessed on 11th April 2023]
  3. D.E. Newby, N.R. Grubb, A. Bradbury, Cardiovascular disease, Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd Edition, 2014, 525-641.


The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.