Cinnarizine is used in the treatment of problems affecting the inner ear and balance, such as dizziness and sickness and preventing travel sickness.
How it Works
Cinnarizine is known as a non-competitive antagonist of smooth muscle contractions caused by various vasoactive agents for example like histamine. Cinnarizine selectively inhibits Ca influx into depolarised cells, thereby reducing free Ca ions available for the induction and maintenance of contraction. Cinnarizine works by preventing constriction of the blood vessels of the inner ear. This improves the microcirculation of the ear.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Cinnarizine can include the symptoms below; Sleepiness, Nausea, Weight gain, Dyspepsia.