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Molecule Description

This medicine belongs to the Antihistamine category. It is used to control symptoms caused by balance or movement disorder.

Uses of Cinnarizine

  • Vertigo
  • Travel sickness or motion sickness

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)

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)

Precautions and Warnings of Cinnarizine


Can I take Cinnarizine during pregnancy?
It is unsafe to take Cinnarizine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

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


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


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

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)

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 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.

Dietary Restrictions of Cinnarizine

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

Dosage of Cinnarizine


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)


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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