In compliance with the recommended dosages and duration of treatment, Cinnarizine is well tolerated and rarely causes minor and rapidly transient side effects. On the part of the CNS, dizziness, headache, feeling of fatigue can be observed. Mental disorders can manifest with depressive states, especially in elderly patients with emotional instability. With long-term use in high doses, movement disorders of a Parkinson-like type may occur in adult patients. In the event of neurological or mental disorders, it is necessary to immediately stop taking the drug and seek consultation with the attending physician. On the part of the gastrointestinal tract, nausea, vomiting, suppression of appetite, transient diarrhea, dry mouth, with prolonged treatment, increase in body weight are more often observed. These symptoms are prevented by reducing the dosage. In rare cases, hypersensitivity reactions are possible – itching, skin rashes. In extremely rare cases, symptoms resembling lupus erythematosus or lichen ruber planus may occur. In such cases, it is necessary to stop the treatment after consulting a doctor.
Cinnarizine Uniform is not used for:
– hypersensitivity to the medicinal substance or other inactive substances included in the composition of the preparation.
– patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
– severe liver and kidney diseases.
Take special care when using Cinnarizine:
At the beginning of treatment, individual patients may experience more pronounced drowsiness. This effect of the drug can be enhanced by the simultaneous use of alcohol or drugs that depress the CNS. For this reason, Cinnarizine treatment of drivers and persons operating machinery should be considered carefully. During treatment with Cinnarizine, it is necessary to monitor blood pressure values, because in rare cases, in individual patients, the drug can cause a more significant decrease in blood pressure, especially at the beginning of treatment. If long-term treatment with the preparation is necessary, monitoring of the blood count and liver function is recommended. The composition of the preparation includes wheat starch as an auxiliary substance, which may pose a certain risk for people with celiac disease.
Administration of Cinnarizine and food and drink intake:
There is no evidence of the need for a special diet or restrictions on certain types of food and drink during treatment with Cinnarizine. Alcohol should not be consumed during treatment with the product.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
There are no data on the harmful effect of cinnarizine on the fetus. Nevertheless, its use in pregnant women, as with other drugs, should be done only after assessing the benefit/risk ratio for the mother and the fetus. There are no clinical observations on the excretion of cinnarizine in breast milk, therefore its use during breastfeeding is not recommended.
Driving and using machines:
At the beginning of treatment, Cinnarizine can cause a more pronounced sedative effect, which requires careful consideration of its use by drivers and persons working with machines. Important information about some of the ingredients of Cinnarizine The medicinal product contains wheat starch and may be dangerous for people with celiac disease.