back-button

    Cinnarizine

    Information about Cinnarizine

    Cinnarizine uses

    Cinnarizine is used in the treatment of motion sickness, vertigo and Meniere's disease.

    How cinnarizine works

    Cinnarizine works by preventing constriction of the blood vessels of the inner ear. This improves the microcirculation of the ear.

    Common side effects of cinnarizine

    Sleepiness, Nausea, Weight gain, Dyspepsia

    Available Medicine for Cinnarizine

    • ₹141 to ₹302
      Janssen Pharmaceuticals
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹40 to ₹64
      Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹107
      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹31 to ₹59
      FDC Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹25
      Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹46
      Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹15 to ₹70
      Psychotropics India Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹20 to ₹41
      Baroda Pharma Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹40 to ₹493
      A N Pharmacia
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹28 to ₹78
      Kivi Labs Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cinnarizine

    • Cinnarizine may cause sleepiness, especially at the start of treatment.
    • Caution should be taken when alcohol, central nervous system (CNS) depressants or tricyclic antidepressants are used together.
    • Inform your doctor If you are fructose and galactose intolerant.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Cinnarizine

    Cinnarizine

    Q. Is Cinnarizine an antihistamine?
    Cinnarizine has both antihistaminic and calcium channel blocking properties. It acts by relaxing vascular smooth muscles of the blood vessels of the ear and improves the blood circulation.
    Q. What is Cinnarizine used for?
    Cinnarizine is used for the treatment of vertigo and nausea due to motion sickness (also known as travel sickness) and problems with balance (such as Ménières disease) associated with symptoms of feeling dizzy or lightheaded, ringing in the ears and feeling sick (nausea) and being sick (vomiting).
    Q. Is Cinnarizine available over the counter product?
    Cinnarizine is not an over the counter product. It is available in pharmacy and can be bought when prescribed a doctor.
    Show More
    Q. How long can I take Cinnarizine for?
    Cinnarizine should be taken for the duration as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Can I take Cinnarizine with diazepam?
    The sedative effect of diazepam may increase when given with Cinnarizine. You may need to be careful while driving or using any machines. Consult your doctor before taking the medicines together.
    Q. Is Cinnarizine a steroid?
    Cinnarizine is not a steroid. It is a long-acting antihistamine and a calcium channel blocker.
    Q. Is Cinnarizine a calcium channel blocker?
    Cinnarizine is a calcium channel blocker with antihistaminic property. It acts by relaxing vascular smooth muscles.
    Q. Is Cinnarizine effective?
    Cinnarizine would be effective if used for the right indication in a prescribed dose and for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Is Cinnarizine addictive?
    Cinnarizine is not known to cause any addiction. It does not have any habit-forming potential. However, consult your doctor before taking any medicines.
    Q. Can I take Cinnarizine with prochlorperazine?
    Cinnarizine when given with prochlorperazine, can cause movement disorders. Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Cinnarizine with cetirizine?
    Cinnarizine is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction when taken with cetirizine. However, when given together, they can cause drowsiness and you may need to be careful while driving or using any machines. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Cinnarizine with sertraline?
    Cinnarizine is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction when taken with sertraline. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Cinnarizine with tramadol?
    Cinnarizine may add the central nervous system depressant effect of tramadol. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Cinnarizine with paracetamol?
    Cinnarizine is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction when taken with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Cinnarizine with ibuprofen?
    Cinnarizine is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction when taken with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Cinnarizine with amitriptyline?
    The sedative effect of amitriptyline may increase when given with Cinnarizine. You may need to be careful while driving or using any machines. Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Cinnarizine with loratadine?
    Cinnarizine is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction when taken with loratadine. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Does Cinnarizine make you drowsy (sleepy)?
    Drowsiness (sleepiness) is one of the common side effect associated with the use of Cinnarizine. If you experience any disturbances in sleep while using the drug, consult your doctor.
    Q. Does Cinnarizine cause weight gain?
    Cinnarizine is not known to cause weight gain. However, if you experience any change in weight while taking Cinnarizine, consult your doctor.
    Q. Does Cinnarizine help in the management of anxiety?
    Cinnarizine is a drug which is indicated for the treatment of vertigo and motion sickness. It is not known to have a significant anti-anxiety effect. Consult your doctor for the right treatment of anxiety disorder.
    Q. Does Cinnarizine help vertigo?
    Yes, Cinnarizine is effective in treating vertigo. Consult your doctor for the right dose, frequency, and duration of the drug for the treatment of vertigo.
    Q. Does Cinnarizine work?
    Cinnarizine works when given for an approved indication and taken as prescribed by your doctor.
    Q. Does Cinnarizine cause dizziness?
    Dizziness is one of the common side effect associated with the use of Cinnarizine. If you experience dizziness while using Cinnarizine, please consult your doctor.
    Q. Does Cinnarizine cause Parkinson's disease?
    Cinnarizine has been associated with drug-induced parkinsonism, however, it is not very common. If you experience any movement disorder while using the drug, please consult your doctor.
    Q. Does Cinnarizine work for nausea?
    Cinnarizine is seen to be useful in the treatment of nausea associated with motion sickness.
    Q. Does Cinnarizine interact with warfarin?
    Cinnarizine is not known to have any clinically meaningful interactions with warfarin. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor prior to taking the drug if you are on warfarin therapy.
    Q. How is Cinnarizine different from betahistine?
    Both Cinnarizine and Betahistine are used to treat vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, and vomiting associated with Meniere’s disease, however, Betahistine is seen to be more effective for Meniere's disease. Betahistine is a partial histamine receptor analog while Cinnarizine is a histamine receptor blocker and a calcium channel blocker and is also effective in providing relief in motion sickness.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)