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Feeling dizzy after a fall. Normal scan results. Taking vertin for vertigo. How long should I take the medication?

Hello Doctor, I had slipped and had a fall inside my home, was unconscious for a few moment. While the Scan showed normal results, I had dizzy feeling. Doctor confirmed vertigo and prescribed Vertin 8mg. After 1 month I was perfectly alright. After a year now, I have a similar dizzy feeling. Can I take Vertin now? Need your help please
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Vertigo is most commonly related to conditions of the inner ear. The most common inner ear conditions that are associated with vertigo are: (1) BPPV- this stands for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. In this case the episodes occur with certain positions of the head and last no more than a few seconds.

(2)meniere's disease- this vertigo lasts a few minutes to hours, it usually associated with nausea , hearing loss and tinnitus

(3)vestibular neuronitis- vertigo lasts days with nausea and no other symptoms

You can use the vertin if it is not expired. Normally medication should only be used for a short period of time.

If it persists then you may want to see your doctor.

I hope this helps
Answered: Sat, 2 Nov 2013
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