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Suggest Medication For Vertigo

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Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016
Question: I have a sudden vertigo event this AM. What is the best OTC med for vertigo?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised, provide more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Vertigo at this age can be due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuronitis or posterior circulation stroke.
Is the vertigo episodic or continuous?
Any associated hearing loss, ear discharge, vomiting, gait ataxia, speech changes, headache, dysphagia?
You can take betahistine or cinnarizine for symptomatic relief.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar (4 hours later)
I have infrequent.episodes of vertigo, less than once every six months. This was somewhat more severe than most. I performed a sinus wash two hours ago. That seems to have relieved the symptoms a bit.
What do you recommend? XXXXXXX Prete
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Episodic vertigo may be due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
You should take adequate fluids. Take rest.
Drugs as advised should be taken if required.
Wishing you good health and early recovery.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Suggest Medication For Vertigo

Brief Answer: Take treatment as advised, provide more details Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your question and understand your concern. Vertigo at this age can be due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuronitis or posterior circulation stroke. Is the vertigo episodic or continuous? Any associated hearing loss, ear discharge, vomiting, gait ataxia, speech changes, headache, dysphagia? You can take betahistine or cinnarizine for symptomatic relief. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries. Regards Dr N Kumar Neurologist