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Composition for STEDICIN

Cinnarizine(75 mg)

food interaction for STEDICIN

alcohol interaction for STEDICIN

pregnancy interaction for STEDICIN

lactation interaction for STEDICIN

It is better to take Stedicin 75mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Stedicin 75mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Stedicin 75mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Cinnarizine(75 mg)


Stedicin 75mg tablet is used for the treatment of motion sickness and certain ear diseases that affect the balance and can cause  nausea, vomiting, attacks of dizziness or spinning sensations (vertigo) and sensations of ringing or other noise in the ears (tinnitus).

How it works

Stedicin 75mg tablet belongs to the group of medicines called antihistamines. Information about the motion is send to brain by nerves inside the ear, eyes and part of the body doing the movement. If there is some kind of conflict between the messages sent by different parts it can cause dizziness and can make you feel sick. The Nerves transmit their message using chemical Histamine (neurotransmitter). Stedicin 75mg tablet  acts by blocking histamine mediated transmission.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Increased sensitivity to light, Abdominal bloating, Confusion, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Dry nose, Headache, Inability to empty the urinary bladder


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Expert advice for STEDICIN

  • Take the tablets after food to reduce the risk of stomach upset.
  • Do not start or continue the cinnarizine tablets if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cinnarizine.
  • Stop taking this medicine 4 days before having any allergy test.
  • Consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines that make you sleepy or feel drowsy or medicines like tricyclic antidepressants.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking cinnarizine because you may feel drowsy.

Frequently asked questions for STEDICIN


 Q. Is cinnarizine FDA approved?
No, it is not FDA approved.
Q. Is cinnarizine short acting/ calcium channel blocker/ steroid?
Cinnarizine is a long acting antihistamines and a calcium channel blocker. It is not a steroid. Your doctor may prescribe cinnarizine for motion sickness during long journey.
Q. Is Stugeron available over the counter?
It is available with doctor’s prescription only.
Q. Cinnarizine/Stugil/Stugeron is used for/ good for sea sickness/ for vertigo/nausea?
It is used for vertigo and nausea due to motion sickness and disorders of the inner ear that may affect balance. It is also used for other balance disorders such as Meniere’s disease.
Q. How long can I take Stugeron for?
Patient can take this drug for prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take cinnarizine/Stugeron with betahistine/paracetamol/ibuprofen/citalopram/warfarin/ diazepam/antibiotics/bisoprolol?
No, taking other medicines may alter the effects of cinnarizine. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q. Does cinnarizine/Stugeron 15 works?
It works at the prescribed dose and duration for the treatment of motion sickness, disorders of the inner ear that may affect balance and other balance disorders such as Meniere’s disease as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does cinnarizine or Stugeron cause dizziness/make you drowsy/ cause weight gain?
Yes, it may cause dizziness or make you drowsy. Cinnarizine causing weight gain is very rare Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q. How long does cinnarizine/Stugeron take to work?
Patient can take this drug two hours before starting their journey. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.


Content on this page was last updated on 16 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)