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Cinnarizine is used in the treatment of vertigo, allergic disorders and motion sickness

How it works

Cinnarizine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

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

  • 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



Is cinnarizine FDA approved?
No, it is not FDA approved


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


Is Stugeron available over the counter?
It is available with doctor's prescription only

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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


How long can I take Stugeron for?
Patient can take this drug for prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor


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


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


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


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 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)