Cinnarizine

Latest prescription information about Cinnarizine. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Cinnarizine

Pronunciation : cin-nar-I-zine

Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines

ICD Code : Y43.0

Trade Name(s): 
India- Cinact, Cindail, Cinarin, Cinaver, Cingeron, Cini, Cinnasia, Cintac, Cintigo, Cinvert, Cinzan, Cinzine, Diziron, Diznil, Dizzigom Emzine, Neurozine, Novacinn, Stedicin, Stugeron, Stugeron F, Syzeron, Vergo, Verticin, Vertigon, Vertiron, Verto-C, V-Gon, Zivert.
International- Antigeron, Arlevert , Avidazine, Cerebral, Cerepar, Cinadil, Cinaren, Cinarin, Cinarizin, Cinarizina MK, Cinarizinã, Cinazyn, Cinedil, Cinnageron, Cinnarizina, Cinnarizine Katwijk, Cisaken, Cysten, Diclamina, Fabracin, Folcodal, Inarzin, Medozine, Merron, Nariz, Negaron, Oblant, Perifas, Pyme Cinazin,Sandoz Cinnarizine, Stugeron, Stunarone.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for the control of nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness. It is also used for vertigo and brain disorder.  It blocks the histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with Parkinson's disease, newborns, and hypersensitivity.

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : Adults: The recommended dose is 25 to 75mg per day in divided doses.

How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of low blood pressure, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Central Nervous System - Drowsiness, headache, GI upset, unsteadiness, headache, depression dizziness and incoordination.
Skin - Rash.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, loss of appetite or increased appetite and stomach pain.
Miscellaneous - Weight gain, perspiration or allergic reactions and urinary difficulty or retention.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature (25°C).