FAQs ABOUT CINTIGO FORTE
How does CINTIGO FORTE works?
CINTIGO FORTE is an antihistamine medicine with anti-motion sickness and vasodilating properties. It reduces the unpleasant symptoms of motion sickness (such as nausea, dizziness, feeling sick or clampy) by blocking the release of certain chemicals (histamines) in the body that triggers an allergic response. It also improves body balance by preventing the narrowing of blood vessels supplying the inner ear. It reduces the spasm of blood vessels and improves blood flow to the peripheral parts of the body. It also mediates the release of certain chemical messengers (dopamine and serotonin) in the brain that stabilizes the mental health.
What is the best time to take CINTIGO FORTE?
Take CINTIGO FORTE as directed by your physician. It must be taken after meals to avoid unwanted gastointestinal disturbances. Your doctor will decide the correct dose, duration of therapy and time of administration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Does CINTIGO FORTE stops dizziness?
Yes. CINTIGO FORTE is an antivertigo medicine with anti-motion sickness and vasodilating properties. It helps to reduce dizziness, vertigo, and other balance disorders. It corrects dizziness by improving the blood supply to the inner ear that controls hearing, balance and posture.
What are the side effects of CINTIGO FORTE?
The most common side effects of taking CINTIGO FORTE are drowsiness, sleepiness, and tiredness. Therefore, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines that requires complete concentration. It may also cause nausea and weight gain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects worsen.
Will CINTIGO FORTE helps for ear buzzing?
Yes. CINTIGO FORTE is an antivertigo medicine with anti-motion sickness and vasodilating properties. It helps to reduce tinnitus (ringing sound in the ear), vertigo and other balance disorders. It corrects ear buzzing by improving the blood supply to the inner ear that controls hearing, balance and posture.
Can CINTIGO FORTE be used for long-term?
No. Take CINTIGO FORTE only for the stipulated duration prescribed by the doctor. Taking CINTIGO FORTE for a prolonged period than prescribed by the doctor may cause unwanted side effects such as parkinsonism (rigidity, tremor and abnormal muscle movements). However, elderly patients may use it to control vertigo under proper medical suprevision.
Can CINTIGO FORTE cause weight gain?
Yes. Weight gain is one of the common side effects of taking CINTIGO FORTE. It is because cinnarizine may stimulate your appetite and make you eat more. If this side effect bothers you, contact your doctor.
Who should not take CINTIGO FORTE?
CINTIGO FORTE should not be used in patients who are allergic to cinnarizine. It should be used with caution in patients with Parkinson’s disease or low blood pressure. Talk to your doctor if you have any sugar intolerance or any liver or kidney problems before taking CINTIGO FORTE. CINTIGO FORTE is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women and in children aged below 12 years.
Is CINTIGO FORTE good for headache?
Yes. CINTIGO FORTE is an antivertigo medicine with anti-motion sickness and vasodilating properties. It helps to reduce vascular headache or migraine by improving blood flow to the brain.
Can CINTIGO FORTE cause parkinsonism?
CINTIGO FORTE acts by correcting your body balance, posture, and movements. Therefore, long term use or overuse may precipitate extrapyramidal symptoms such as tremor or rigidity. This is particularly evident in elderly patients and in patients with parkinsonism, and so caution should be exercised when used among such population.
Can CINTIGO FORTE make me feel sleepy?
Yes, CINTIGO FORTE can make your feel sleepy or drowsy. Do not drive or handle heavy machines or tool if you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can aggravate your drowsiness.
How long should I take CINTIGO FORTE?
You need to take CINTIGO FORTE as long as your doctor or physician prescribes you the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition
Can I stop taking CINTIGO FORTE without consulting your doctor?
No, you should not stop taking CINTIGO FORTE without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using CINTIGO FORTE, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor would reduce the dose gradually before discontinuation of therapy.
Can I take CINTIGO FORTE after having a meal?
Yes, CINTIGO FORTE should be taken after having a meal because if [GBNKEYOWRD] if taken in an empty stomach, it may cause stomach discomfort.
What are the medicines that I should avoid while taking CINTIGO FORTE?
Avoid concomitant use of other CNS depressants which can reduce anxiety and induce sleep (such as alprazolam, clonazepam, midazolam), anti-epileptics (Ex. phenytoin, carbamazepine) and tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline, imipramine) while taking CINTIGO FORTE as it can lead to unwanted side effects.
Will taking a higher dose of CINTIGO FORTE be more effective?
No, taking a higher dose of CINTIGO FORTE will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
What to do if I forget to take a dose of CINTIGO FORTE?
If you forget to take a dose of CINTIGO FORTE, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of CINTIGO FORTE to compensate a missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.