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Molecule Description

Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine is a combination medicine. It is used for the treatm

ent of vertigo characterised by symptoms such as dizziness, spinning sensation, nausea and vomiting. It is an anti-vertigo medicine. Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine is available in the form of a tablet. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting this medicine.


Uses of Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine

Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine is used to provide symptomatic relief in symptoms associated with the treatment of vertigo and nausea.

Contraindications of Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine

When should one not use Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine

  • If you are allergic to cinnarizine, dimenhydrinate or similar medicines
  • If you have prostate problems or difficulty in passing urine, kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have an underlying medical conditions such as glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes), fits, increased pressure in the brain (like due to a tumor) etc.
  • If you have an alcohol addiction.
  • If you are less than 18 years old.

Side effects of Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Stomach pain
  • Dry Mouth

Precautions and Warnings of Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine



Can I take dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine during pregnancy?
Consult with your doctor before taking dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine during pregnancy as limited safety data is available.

Breast Feeding

Can I take dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine while breastfeeding?
Consult with your doctor before taking dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine while breastfeeding as limited safety data is available.


Can I drive if I have taken dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine?
Avoid driving if you experience drowsiness after taking dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine.


Can I consume alcohol with dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine?
Avoid consuming alcohol with dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine, as it may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any pre-existing medical condition such as low or high blood pressure, heart disease, overactive thyroid gland, glaucoma, bowel problem, psychiatric illness, Parkinson’s disease, etc.
  • You have a severe infection and generalized illness.
  • You are suffering from enlarged prostate glands or have difficulty in passing urine.

Mode of Action of Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine

How Does It Work?

  • Dimenhydrinate works by blocking the effect of histamine, which is responsible for other symptoms related to vertigo. A combination of these medicine helps the patients to carry on with daily activiti...
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  • Cinnarizine works by blocking the calcium channels present in the blood vessels and thus prevents the constriction of blood vessels of the inner ear. Thus, improving the blood flow and microcirculatio...
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Interactions of Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, strong painkillers like opioids, anti-depressants, anti-infective...
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  • Do not take Dimenhydrinate+Cinnarizine with antibiotics such as streptomycin, gentamicin, amikacin, neomycin.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine an antibiotic medicine?

A: No, dimenhydrinate+cinnarizine is not an antibiotic, it is an anti-vertigo medicine.

Q: What is vertigo?

A: Vertigo is a sudden spinning sensation that causes dizziness creating a false sensation about moving or spinning of the surrounding objects around you.
Last Updated on: 05 Jan 2022 | 04:56 PM (IST)
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