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    Cinnarizine + Dimenhydrinate

    Information about Cinnarizine + Dimenhydrinate

    Cinnarizine + dimenhydrinate uses

    Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate is used in the treatment of vertigo.

    How cinnarizine + dimenhydrinate works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Cinnarizine and Dimenhydrinate. Cinnarizine is a calcium channel antagonist which works by preventing constriction of the blood vessels of the inner ear. This improves the microcirculation of the ear. Dimenhydrinate is an antiallergic. It blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) that is responsible for light-headedness in vertigo.

    Common side effects of cinnarizine + dimenhydrinate

    Drowsiness, Dryness in mouth, Headache, Stomach pain
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:23 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cinnarizine + Dimenhydrinate

    • Cinnarizine + Dimenhydrinate helps relieve symptoms of vertigo such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness or spinning sensation.
    • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
    • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
    • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause increased sleepiness.
    • Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Do not stop taking Cinnarizine + Dimenhydrinate without talking to your doctor first.

    Frequently asked questions for Cinnarizine + Dimenhydrinate

    Cinnarizine + Dimenhydrinate

    Q. Can the use of Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate cause drowsiness?

    Yes, Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate can make you feel drowsy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you.

    Q. Can Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate cause indigestion?

    Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate may cause indigestion. However, taking it with or after food can prevent indigestion. Talk to your doctor if indigestion persists.

    Q. Are there any contraindications associated with the use of Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate?

    Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate is considered to be harmful for patients with hypersensitivity to the active substances, diphenhydramine or other antihistamines of similar structure or to any of the excipients. Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate should be avoided in patients with glaucoma, fits, increased intracranial pressure, alcohol abuse, urinating issues, liver or kidney disease. It is also not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    Q. What if I accidentally take too much of this medicine?

    Visit the nearest emergency department if you accidentally take too much of this medicine. Symptoms of an overdose may include tiredness, pupil dilation, unable to urinate, dry mouth, flushing, fast heart rate, sweating, headache, dizziness and shakiness.

    Q. What if I miss a dose of Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate?

    If you miss a dose of Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate, you should skip the missed dose and take the next dose at its usual time and quantity. You should not take a double dose of Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate to make up for a missed dose.

    Q. Can I stop taking Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate if I feel well?

    You should not stop taking Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate until your doctor asks you to. If you stop taking Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate earlier than advised, the symptoms of vertigo may reappear (dizziness and spinning).

    Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cinnarizine+Dimenhydrinate?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)