Betahistine

What is Betahistine?

It is an anti vertigo drug first started for meniere's disease.

Questions and answers on "Betahistine"

My daughter is 21 and has had testing for Lupus. The Rheumatologist she saw could not confirm one way or the other. She has been experiencing vertigo for 3 days now and was given a Rx for Betahistine 2 days ago and it has done nothing to improve her dizziness.

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may be lupus

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As per history, it may possible that she may have lupus. If you have ANA and dsDNA reports with you, please upload it here using the site's uploader.

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what good for dizzness

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Cinnarizine or betahistine...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting the query

The most common drugs used for dizziness are betahistine and cinnarizine.

Dizziness is due to various causes which requires a thorough evaluation. Identifying the cause of dizziness is difficult, but,...

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Hi. My mother has been told she has Ménière's disease. I was wondering if there is anything we can do to help her, as she has not got quality of life as the attacks occur quit offen. Or is there a specialist in Sydney we can take her to? She also has a urine infection that comes and goes.

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Brief Answer:
High dose betahistine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Assuming that she is a confirmed case of Meniere's Disease, the following should be done.

2. A low salt diet.

3. High dose betahistine.

4. Short term Acetazolamide.

5. Menniette Device.

6. Enttex P -100.

I...

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Hi, been feeling lightheaded/ dizziness nce Sunday, doctor suggested it could be spondylosis, so has put me on betahistine, taken for 2 days but still feel the same, does it take a few days to get into the system?

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Brief Answer:
Watchful waiting while adhering to prescription

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If the doctor has tested your thoroughly after comprehensive history and examination and recommended betahistine there seem a non serious problem. Betahistine should go every 8 hours for 5 days and gradually it...

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Hi can i take betahistine dihydrochloride for vertigo with xanax o.5mg i was prescribed xanax for moments of anxiety i dint have it that often but iv vertigo at the moment and is causing me to be anxious and cant sleep

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Brief Answer:
Can be used, lowest possible dose.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern, vertigo can be very stressing and can increase anxiety.

There are no particular interactions between Betahistine and Alprazolam (Xanax) and at times Alprazolam has been...

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In my left ear I am getting some like beep sound feel like if we press XXXXXXX button we will get one tone I am getting this sound if I watch TV or press bike horn or if any outside sound, I won't get that type of sound in bed room with out any outside sound I checked ENT doctor he prescribe two medicine piraple -1200 and absolut 3g both in night.....

Already I am taking neurobion forte in morning for b12 deficiency and tayo for vitamin d3 deficiency in night and cresar am for bp in morning so is there any interaction if I take this pirapil and absolut along with forte and tayo and cresar .


What is the use of pirapil and absolut
Doctor told you can take along with forte and Tayo but when I check absolute and pirapil have calcium and b12 so I want to know both can take with forte and tayo will have any overdose or side effects

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tinnitus

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query,

You are having tinnitus. It is most commonly due to sensory neural hearing loss or loud noise exposure or trauma to the ear.

You should get the pure tone audiometry done and send me the...

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Can I take celecoxib with betahistene,Zantac and lofenoxal.

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Brief Answer:
Yes if not allergic to celecoxib

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You can safely take Celecoxib with Betahistine, Zantac and Lofenoxal (atropine + Diphenoxylate). I hope you are not allergic to any of these drugs

THere are no major...

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hello ive starting taking ginko biloba for tinnitus that i developed recently from taking 5 htp .what effect does ginko biloba have on seratonin levels if any? i think it was the incease on sertonin that caused it in the first place and gave me brain zaps.


thank you XXXXXXX

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Brief Answer:
Natural serotonin booster

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

GinkoBiloba is given to treat tinnitus.
My question, was it measured that the 5HT elevated?
Ginko biloba does not have a direct action on Serotonin metabolism. However it is a natural booster of serotonin by increasing the blood flow...

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I'm feeling dizzy off and on I don't have any other symptoms it has been hot here..

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Brief Answer:
You can take betahistine tablets.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you.

I have noted your clinical details. Based on this, you most likely have peripheral vertigo. This is not a serious issue and...

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Male, 67, sudden dizziness, vertigo, nausea, feels warm, last week had to unplug ears.

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Brief Answer:
Could be an inner ear issue, betahistine for vertigo

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Your symptoms, especially the vertigo which must be the most...

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Recent questions on  Betahistine

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I am 35 year old male.
Height is 5.8 and weight is 66kg.
I was diagnosed for Crohn’s in 2000. I had a ileal perforation in 2003 for which I was operated.
From past 3 months,I am having heaviness in eyes, slight dizziness(not rotational) as if I am drunk. I also feel exhaustion, fatigue throughout the day. I am not alert. If I walk for a short distance of 200mts also I feel very tired, dizzy and nausea. If I speak to a person I feel rest of the world around me is blank. All these symptoms are sever till 1-2pm and reduce as the day passes. When these symptoms started in mid of May 2011 my hemoglobin was 7 and ferritin was 1. So I was taking iron infusion every 15days. By end of July 2011 my hemoglobin was 11 and ferritin was 33. I was admitted to the hospital on 30th July as I had severe chills(shivering) and was there for 6 days. Every day I used to have 1-2 episodes of sever chills that would last for 1hour. But no fever. To investigate these chills and the above stated problems, all blood, urine tests are carried out and they are normal. Sugar levels and BP levels are also normal.As TSH was 6.59 doctor has increased the thyronorm(levothyroxine sodium) dosage to 50mcg from 25 mcg that I was currently taking from past 1.5 years. Chest X-Ray, ECG are normal. EEG and BAER test by neurologist are normal. CT scan of abdomen, pelvis and thorax was carried out. It showed presence at distal ileal loop thickening around 6mm. The neurologist has advised Betavert(betahistine) 16mg in the morning which I have been taking from past 3 weeks and Tryptomer 10mg-half tablet in the night. But I stopped it after 4days as it increased my drowsiness/heaviness in the eyes.

I did not have any episodes of chills after the discharge from hospital for the past 2 weeks.
However other symptoms have increased from past 2 weeks after discharge. 3months back I could go to office and but now I am not able to commute from past 3 weeks though able to work from home.
I got my eyes tested and consulted ENT as well and they are also normal.

I have been taking WALASA (mesalmine-400mg*2tablets) everyday from past 7 years for Crohns. I have stopped it from past one week as I doubt my problem may be due to side effect of this tablet or may be the tablet that is sold is fake.
I had similar symptoms during last year January 2010. I got admitted to the hospital and I was diagnosed for Thyroid. My TSH was 9.890. I started with 25mcg Thyronorm tablet. But heaviness in eyes, light dizziness continued for 4-5months and then disappeared. Brain MRI was also done in May 2010 and report was normal.

I get good sleep and there is no tension or worries. My appetite is also fine. I work from 12.30 to 9.30pm from past 5 years and I sleep around 1 in the night but I get up late at 9am. I consulted my doctors and nobody is able to diagnose my problem. So please can you let me know:

-what is the reason for these problems? Is this due to Crohns or Thyroid or something else?
-Is it the long term side effect of Mesalamine tablet?
-What is the cure for it? Please help..

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Is it safe to take Melatonin 3mg tab along with Betahistine? I am already on betahistine 24mg x 2 times daily, and have problem falling asleep whole night.. My onset of sleep occurs at 4am.. 6am.. my pharmacist recommended Melatonin 3mg so this Question.

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female, 46, slightly over weight 255lbs, 6ft. have had cronic back, neck issues since MVA s in 2002 and 2004. before Nov 2011 i had severe low L sciatic pains; shooting pains, instant and or continuing numbing of left left leg to big toe. Nov 3rd started day off with severe virtigo. could not even turn my head in bed with out my eyes acting like a pingball game. could not stand, move my eyes or head. started vomiting later that night; possibly bad pizza previous night. vomiting stopped in 2 hrs. Emergency gave me antibiotics and nose spray. Didn t help much. BETAHISTINE 16mg(only last 2 hrs). Vertigo continued. except- sciatic pain was now gone. felling has now returned to big toe. was treated for possible sinus infec from the vomitting. Along with the spins I am also smelling cigerette smoke everywhere. No fever, no nausea, bowels, urine, fine. Have had issues with my ears/sinuses since I was born but never vertigo. Any ideas?

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I am 65 I had a Prostate Operation about three years ago,
I am on Dutasteride Avodart, one 5mg caps daily, and Betahistine Dihydrochloride tabs 16mg one three times a day. Is it safe for me to take Viapro (Herbal Viagra) while taking the above medication?

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hi i m facing sleep disturbance since last 8 years i feel too much pressure over and behing myleft ears may be it leads to stress and breaks my sleep after i sleep abnormal feeling on left while yawning too much tightness on left ear and...

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My daughter,50 years old, is bedridden for 10 days with Vertigo , nausea and dizziness . She was seen at a hospital where an MRI and cat scan found nothing abnormal. Any remedies would be appreciated! Thank you. Email is YYYY@YYYY .

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im a 36 yr old female. october of this year i had a vetrebral artery dissection and 5 strokes in the PICA . im still feeling head tingling/ numbness and feeling of passing out. whats causing this and will it go away?

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