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Gidicon 25mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Gidicon 25mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as antihistamines. It is a prescription medicine used to treat motion sickness (nausea due to motion, especially while traveling in a moving vehicle), vertigo (spinning sensation or dizziness), or Meniere's disease (problems with balance).

Gidicon 25mg Tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Take this medicine as advised by your doctor, preferably at the same time each day. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment and never stop this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Some common side effects of this medication are sleepiness, nausea, and indigestion. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It may also cause weight gain and to prevent it you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly.

Before taking this medicine, it is better to inform your doctor if you are suffering from peptic ulcer, asthma, or low blood pressure. You must inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines regularly, as it may affect the way this medicine works for you. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Gidicon Tablet

Benefits of Gidicon Tablet

In Motion sickness

Motion sickness is a condition caused due to motion during travel. You may experience spinning sensation (vertigo), nausea or vomiting as a result of this condition. Gidicon 25mg Tablet helps treat these symptoms effectively. Take it as prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

In Vertigo

Vertigo means a spinning sensation or dizziness that is triggered due to frequent movement. It can happen due to many reasons but it may also occur without any underlying disease. Gidicon 25mg Tablet helps treat this sensation effectively. If you feel dizzy while getting up from the bed, sit for a while, and then rise slowly to avoid having an accidental fall.

In Meniere's disease

Gidicon 25mg Tablet helps in improving blood flow to the inner ear which reduces the pressure of excess fluid there. It is this pressure which is thought to cause the symptoms of nausea, vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (ringing in your ears) and hearing loss in people who have Meniere’s disease. Gidicon 25mg Tablet makes the symptoms milder and reduces the number of times you get the symptoms. It will be more effective if you take this medicine regularly as prescribed so try not to miss doses. It may take a couple of weeks before you notice any improvements but keep taking it, even if you do feel better, until your doctor advises it is safe to stop.

Side effects of Gidicon Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gidicon

  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Indigestion

How to use Gidicon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gidicon 25mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Gidicon Tablet works

Gidicon 25mg Tablet works by preventing constriction of the blood vessels of the inner ear. This improves the microcirculation of the ear.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Gidicon 25mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gidicon 25mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Gidicon 25mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Gidicon 25mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gidicon 25mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Gidicon 25mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Gidicon 25mg Tablet affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking medicine if you experience yellowing of the skin, tiredness, fever, nausea, weakness, red, lumpy, and itchy rash.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking Gidicon 25mg Tablet without talking to your doctor first.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Piperazine Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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What is the cause of vertigo? Lathergyne?fff
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
The most common causes of vertigo are inner ear infections or diseases of the ear such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis, and Meniere's disease. Less common causes of vertigo can include head or brain injuries or migraines.
While travelling feel like vomiting. When move my head feels uneasy. Checked my eye. As per doctor said vertigo issue.kindly suggest and guide for same
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
likely it is motion sickness; try topamac 25 mg HS andtake tab stugeron 25 mg 30 mins before prolonges travel; pls show 2 neurologist
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FAQs

Q. Does Gidicon 25mg Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, Gidicon 25mg Tablet may make you sleepy as a common side effect, especially at the start of treatment. Therefore, if you develop excessive sleepiness it is advisable not to drive or use heavy machinery.

Q. Can Gidicon 25mg Tablet help with tinnitus?

Yes, Gidicon 25mg Tablet is used to improve tinnitus. It is a condition in which the patients hear a sound that is generated by the body, rather than by an outside source. It is usually a symptom of underlying condition or a disease such as Miniere’s disease.

Q. How should Gidicon 25mg Tablet be taken for motion sickness?

Two tablets of Gidicon 25mg Tablet can be given two hours before the travel to prevent motion sickness in adults, elderly, and children over 12 years. If necessary, one tablet every eight hours during the journey can be given. However, children between 5 and 12 years can take one tablet two hours before travel. An additional half a tablet every eight hours during the journey can also be given when required.

Q. Does Gidicon 25mg Tablet cause Parkinson’s disease?

Gidicon 25mg Tablet can aggravate motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Use of Gidicon 25mg Tablet should be avoided in these patients. Although, this effect is reversible but may last for several days. It may also induce a parkinsonian syndrome in relatively old patients and therefore should be used with caution.

Q. What are the symptoms of an overdose of Gidicon 25mg Tablet?

An overdose of Gidicon 25mg Tablet can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, upset tummy, tremors, uncontrollable muscle spasms, muscle weakness or reduced muscle strength, drowsiness, or reduced consciousness. Young children may also experience seizures. If you accidentally take too many tablets or if a young child takes this medicine by accident, inform your doctor and seek immediate medical help.

Q. Can Gidicon 25mg Tablet be taken long term?

No, Gidicon 25mg Tablet should not be taken for long term due to its potential side effects. It is mainly used for long term in older patients associated with vertigo. Using it without the doctor's supervision can put them at an unacceptable risk of extrapyramidal adverse effects. Such side effects may include Parkinsonism, which may be irreversible.

Q. How should I take Gidicon 25mg Tablet?

The dosage and duration of this medication should be taken as advised by the doctor. Gidicon 25mg Tablet is meant for oral use and should preferably be taken after meals. The tablets may be sucked, chewed, or swallowed as a whole with water.

Q. Does Gidicon 25mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, Gidicon 25mg Tablet may cause weight gain as a common side effect. Consult your doctor for any weight-related concerns.

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