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Cyclandelate is used to treat conditions associated with poor blood circulation such as leg cramps, arteriosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of blood vessel that carries blood and oxygen from heart to rest of the body), Raynaud's disease (numb and cold fingers due to decreased blood flow to fingers, usually after exposure to cold) and other conditions resulting from poor blood circulation in arteries or veins.

How it works

Cyclandelate belongs to the group of medicines called vasodilators. It works by dilating the blood vessels which allows the blood to circulate easily.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Belching, Flushing, Headache, Heartburn, Lip swelling, Stomach upset, Tachycardia, Throat tightness, Urticaria, Weakness


Expert advice

  • Consult your doctor if you are suffering from severe blockade of the blood vessels (coronary arteries) supplying oxygen-rich blood to heart (coronary artery disease), peripheral or cerebral vascular disease, increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems (glaucoma) and bleeding or blood problems.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, swelling of your lips, tongue, or face.
  • Cyclandelate should be taken with food or an antacid to avoid stomach upset.
  • Take precautions while using cyclandelate, as you may feel dizzy especially when you get up from a lying or sitting position.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)