Cinnarizine: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
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CINNARIZINE belongs to the class of antihistamines. CINNARIZINE is used to control travel sickness, balance problems such as meniere's disease (ear disorder that causes dizziness).

Common side-effects

• Indigestion
• Drowsiness
• Nausea
• Weight gain
• Tiredness

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take CINNARIZINE 2 hours before journey if using for travel sickness.
• Take CINNARIZINE preferably after meals to avoid stomach upset.
• If you are allergic to any sugars, please inform your doctor before taking CINNARIZINE as CINNARIZINE contains lactose and may lead to adverse effects such as stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea and diarrhoea.
• Drive only if you are alert as CINNARIZINE may cause drowsiness.
• Inform your doctor if you have porphyria (blood problem), kidney or liver problems before taking CINNARIZINE.


Q. How does CINNARIZINE work? A. CINNARIZINE is an antihistamine. CINNARIZINE works by inhibiting vomiting centre in the brain by blocking histamine and muscarinic receptors thereby prevents nausea, vomiting, vertigo and dizziness.
Q. Can a Parkinson's patient take CINNARIZINE? A. No, Parkinson's patient is not recommended to take CINNARIZINE as it may worsen the symptoms. However, consult a doctor before using CINNARIZINE. 
Q. Does CINNARIZINE affect any tests results? A. Yes, CINNARIZINE may significantly affect skin allergy test results. Therefore, you are recommended to discontinue CINNARIZINE 4 days before undergoing skin allergy test.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking CINNARIZINE? A. No, you are not recommended to drink alcohol while taking CINNARIZINE as it may increase drowsiness.
Q. Does CINNARIZINE cause weight gain? A. Yes, CINNARIZINE may cause weight gain due to increase in the appetite (hunger) and more intake of food. You are recommended to follow a diet plan while taking CINNARIZINE to minimize this effect. However, if you notice abnormal weight gain, please consult a doctor.
Q. What happens if I take more than the prescribed dose? A. You are not recommended to take more than the prescribed dose of CINNARIZINE as it may lead to adverse effects such as shaking, stomach upset, drowsiness, unconsciousness or nausea. Also, CINNARIZINE overdose may lead to fits in young children. However, if you notice any of these symptoms, please consult a doctor immediately.