The active ingredient cinnarizine is used to treat symptoms that originate in diseases of the inner ear. The organ of equilibrium is found in the inner ear, which can lead to dizziness and nausea if it malfunctions.


The active ingredient cinnarizine is capable of relieving the symptoms Meniere's disease, namely Nausea and dizzinessto reduce. In addition, cinnarizine is also used for Prevention or control of motion sickness applied, despite the fact that the application has not been confirmed by studies.

This effect is based on the fact that the drug inhibits nerve impulses that lead to dizziness and nausea. In addition, the Increased blood flow in the bodyby taking cinnarizine the Constriction of the blood vessels promotes. It can be deduced from this that conditions that are caused by circulatory disorders are improved. For example, the ability to walk is increased in the case of intermittent claudication, which occurs when the legs are disturbed. Cinnarizine is also used for Treatment of dementia and arterial circulation disorders in the brain used because, in addition to having an effect on the blood vessel, it also makes the blood more fluid.

Side effects

Cinnarizine can be due to the side effects not used in patients with Parkinson's disease become. Likewise should depressed patients or patients after a heart attack not be treated with cinnarizine. Cinnarizine cannot be used in children, pregnant or breastfeeding women either.

Because of the side effect profile, cinnarizine not in patients with extrapyrdamidal disorders can be used. Extrapyramidal disorders are understood as a changed state of tension in the muscles. This can be expressed in uncontrolled twitching or stiffening of the muscles. This Parkinson-like symptoms can be a common side effect of cinnarizine.

In addition, there is more and more Depression, fatigue and drowsiness while taking cinnarizine. Furthermore will Discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract noticed during therapy with cinnarizine. Also occur frequently a headache on. It can too Dry mouth come. In contrast, increased sweating is also noted by patients taking cinnarizine.

As with all drugs, cinnarizine can also be a allergic reaction trigger. This can turn out to be Hypersensitivity or as severe allergic skin reaction express. In rare cases, a bleeding disorder (porphyria) occurs during treatment with cinnarizine.

Cinnarizine in combination with dimenhydrinate

Cinnarizine comes with Dimenhydrinate together as Fixed combination expelled. Both active ingredients are combined in one tablet that to treat temporary dizziness is used. Both remedies have an effect on dizziness and vomiting. Its field of application includes Therapy of Meniere's disease and beyond that also the Relief from vomiting and nausea in motion sickness. The latter is mainly due to the active ingredient dimenhydrinate, which is also used as a single active ingredient in the therapy of motion sickness.


The drug will three times a day after meals taken in tablet form. In particularly severe cases, the preparation can also be taken up to five times a day at the beginning. However, the Treatment kept short due to side effects and only acute cases should be treated with it. A Use over a period of more than 4 weeks is not intended, unless a doctor has seen and assessed the clinical picture again.

Cinnarizine for tinnitus

The term Tinnitus denotes a Ringing in the earthat is perceived by those affected without being triggered by sound waves. The cause of such a phantom noise can be found in very different diseases of the ear. Precisely for this reason, the therapy is primarily geared towards the disease that triggered the tinnitus. The Therapy of tinnitus is still not designed uniformly today. The recipe for treating tinnitus is going to be individually adapted to the patient and modeled according to effectiveness. The Use of cinnarizine in tinnitus is based on the fact that the Increased blood flow and the blood becomes a little more fluid. This can lead to a Relief of the discomfort contribute.