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Cinnarizine

Molecule Description

This medicine belongs to the Antihistamine category. It is used to control sympt...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dietary Restrictions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Cinnarizine

  • Vertigo
  • Travel sickness or motion sickness
contraindications

Contraindications of Cinnarizine

When should one not use Cinnarizine

  • If you are allergic to Cinnarizine
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding mother
  • If you have liver or kidney problem
  • If you have Parkinson's disease or porphyria (a rare blood disorder)
sideEffects

Side effects of Cinnarizine

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Weakness
  • Muscle stiffness, tremor
  • Stomach pain
  • Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the neck, face, tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions)
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Cinnarizine

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cinnarizine during pregnancy?
A:
It is unsafe to take Cinnarizine during pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cinnarizine while breastfeeding?
A:
No information is available about this medicine during breastfeeding. Seek for a safer alternative if you are breastfeeding your baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Cinnarizine?
A:
Do not drive if you feel drowsy or sleepy after taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Cinnarizine?
A:
Be cautious. Alcohol increases drowsiness, which can be caused by this medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver or kidney problems
  • You have a history of Parkinson’s disease as this medicine may make your condition worse
  • You have porphyria (a rare blood disease)
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Cinnarizine

How Does It Work?

This medicine prevents contractions of smooth muscle cells of blood vessels. It also binds to some receptors. It controls blood flow in the ear and prevents motion sickness and vertigo.
interactions

Interactions of Cinnarizine

Interactions with other medicines

Cinnarizine shows interactions with antidepressant medicines and sedatives.

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interaction of Cinnarizine when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
dietaryRestrictions

Dietary Restrictions of Cinnarizine

Avoid fatty foods while traveling; you may experience motion sickness.
dosage

Dosage of Cinnarizine

Overdose

Seek emergency medical care if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, tremor, hypotonia, and even coma in extreme conditions.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If you have missed a dose, then do not take double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Cinnarizine?

A: You should not use Cinnarizine if you are allergic to it. Ask your doctor if it is safe for you to take Cinnarizine. You have any existing medical conditions. Also, mention all your ongoing medications to your doctor.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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