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Betahistine dihydrochloride 8mg and conventin 400 mg prescribed for my uncle after dignosis in ears..Are they for life? And what are the side effects.

Betahistine dihydrochloride 8mg and conventin 400 mg prescribed for my uncle after dignosis in ears..Are they for life? And what are the side effects.

You can Look Them Up: Use dr. Google ; quickly research to answer your questions. For betahistine see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/betahistine ; http://fdb.Rxlist.Com/drugs/drug-77795-betahistine. For conventin: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/gabapentin ; http://www.Rxlist.Com/neurontin-drug.Htm. When a brand name website is available, look up the "prescribing information", the fda summary of known + ; - issues. ...Read more

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Been dizzy for 6 months. Tried betahistine dihydrochloride and cinnarizine. Hasn't helped. Last day experiencing pain when touching tragus?

Been dizzy for 6 months. Tried betahistine dihydrochloride and cinnarizine. Hasn't helped. Last day  experiencing pain when touching tragus?

Dizzy: Dizzy is a non specific complaint and needs to be sorted out by your doctor. It sounds like you have been treating inner ear disease and should be better. Touching your tragus and experiencing pain is more typical of external ear disease. It is time to get a diagnosis and get properly treated. All the best. ...Read more

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I've been on betahistine over a week now for dizzyness. For the last 4 days my body's been feeling really shaky. Could this be the betahistine?

I've been on betahistine over a week now for dizzyness. For the last 4 days my body's been feeling really shaky. Could this be the betahistine?

Yes: Inhibition of the H3 histamine receptor can affect serotonin, acetylcholine and nor-epinephrine levels throughout the body. This can result in an assortment of symptoms. Sometimes shakiness can be due to the underlying condition for which the medication was prescribed. ...Read more

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Im taking betahistine for my vertigo is this med ok for my maintenance?

Im taking betahistine for my vertigo is this med ok for my maintenance?

Maybe: Betahistine has been used for vertigo associated with meniere's disease. It is still used often in europe and in some U.S. Clinics. The question is whether you respond positively to it. If your vertigo has diminished in frequency/severity, then it is fine. ...Read more

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Will betahistine dihydrchloride help seasickness?

Will betahistine dihydrchloride help seasickness?

Possibly: In one published study, betahistine dihydrochloride was tested in 10 patients with a history of motion sickness. The use of this drug was found to significantly improve the tolerance of treated patients to a defined scenario of motion sickness (matsnev et al: efficacy of histaminergic drugs in experimental motion sickness. Journal of vestibular research, 2007, volume 17, pages 313-321). ...Read more

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If I stop takeing betahistine even for a day the vertigo comes back also the prescribe dose no longer work I currently take 1 8mg tablet 3 times?

If  I stop takeing betahistine even for a day the vertigo comes back also the prescribe dose no longer work  I currently take 1 8mg  tablet  3 times?

Vertigo: Usually in the US, we do an extensive study for vertigo before Rx meds. Look into Vestibular rehabilitation & Canalith repositioning maneuvers if not tried. Otherwise, discuss med dosing with your MD. ...Read more

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I have just started taking betahistine hydrochloride a week ago and find that i go to sleep immediately but am waking 4 hours later and can't return. ?

I have just started taking betahistine hydrochloride a week ago and find that i go to sleep immediately but am waking 4 hours later and can't return. ?

Betahistine: This is an anti-vertigo drug prescribed for people with balance problems such as menier's disease. One of its reported side-effects is insomnia. Discuss with your prescribing doctor the possibility of taking it at different times or using alternative meds. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medication that i can take for menieres disease. I have had side effects from betahistine.

Is there an alternative medication that i can take for menieres disease. I have had side effects from betahistine.

Steroids: Some meniere's patients benefit from oral steroids and sometimes steroids injected behind the ear drum (transtympanic injection). You should also have a diet low in salt and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Consult your ENT doctor if you are having side effects from the medicines prescribed. ...Read more

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I think I have vertigo as my mum had it and I have the same symptoms could i take her betahistine hydrochloride 8mg?

I think I have vertigo as my mum had it and I have the same symptoms could i take her betahistine hydrochloride 8mg?

No: It is never wise to take someone else's medication no matter how reliably you think you have the same disease. You need to get check-out first, and then if the presciption is given, taking the same medication is ok. ...Read more

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Betahistine hydrochloride can cause nose bleeding?

Betahistine hydrochloride can cause nose bleeding?

Side-effects: This medication can cause stomach upset and headache. If you are concerned about nose bleeds please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Could betahistine cause chest pain sensitive to touch. All heart tests were negative.

Could betahistine cause chest pain sensitive to touch. All heart tests were negative.

Not in the USA: Betahistine is not available in the usa but my research fails to reveal any such side effect. A tender chest wall is indicative of muscular and arthritic issues, not heart disease. ...Read more

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Cracking sound in the ear. goes away only temporarily with anti inflammation drugs or betahistine(betaserc). with moderate balance problem. any idea?

Cracking sound in the ear. goes away only temporarily with anti inflammation drugs or  betahistine(betaserc). with moderate balance problem. any idea?

TMJ: Cracking sound that clears with anti-inlammatory meds may be Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Try using an ACE bandage as a loose sling to support the jaw, take the weight off. You can also use mirror biofeedback, see my book, Stressed? Anxiety? Your Cure is in the Mirror. ...Read more

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Sudden blurry vision in eyes when i took 40 tablet of moxypen 500 and 60 tablet of betahistine side effect or something else?

Sudden blurry vision in eyes when i took 40 tablet of moxypen 500 and 60 tablet of  betahistine side effect or something else?

Overdosage: The quantity of both of these medications is far beyond the recommended dose. It's very possible your blurred vision could be a side effect. Go to the er with the medications you have taken and get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi. I had a check up with my doctor and she said i had vertigo and gave me betahistine although its been weeks and i still feel nausea and dizziness.

Hi. I had a check up with my doctor and she said i had vertigo and gave me betahistine although its been weeks and i still feel nausea and dizziness.

May need drug change: Most causes for these symptoms such as benign positional vertigo, labyrinthitis, or a bout of meniere's may take a few weeks or even longer to resolve. If you have not noticed any improvement with the current dose of betahistine, go back to your doctor. She may either increase the dose or try another medication such as Meclizine or cinnarizine. ...Read more

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I have menieres. I take 0.5 mg klonopin (clonazepam) 2x daily & diuretic 1 x day. Can i take betahistine 8 mg 2x day /same time to help stop the vertigo attacks?

I have menieres. I take  0.5 mg klonopin (clonazepam) 2x daily & diuretic 1 x day. Can i take betahistine 8 mg  2x day /same time to help stop the vertigo attacks?

Controversial: The role of betahistine is controversial. Whereas still used in europe, it is no longer used in the United States, or is very scarcely. If a low salt diet an diuretic is not helping abate the vertigo attacks, you likely need greater intervention. ...Read more

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I had the flu more than a month ago but now I still feel dizzy. I take betahistine bit it doeant seem to be working. Im going crazy. What should I do?

I had the flu more than a month ago but now I still feel dizzy. I take betahistine bit it doeant seem to be working. Im going  crazy. What should I do?

Dizziness : You may have been suffered from inner ear infection possibly in the viral firm which can affect your balance and cause dizziness & or vertigo ...viral infections are usually self limited and one month is definitely too long of a period ... I would suggest a neurology clinic visit for further evaluations ... ...Read more

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Woke up in night with vertigo/dizzy i take betahistine tabs &missed one dose 2day. Also have panic disorder.My nose is bit blocked.Scared i'm gona die?

Woke up in night with vertigo/dizzy i take betahistine tabs &missed one dose 2day. Also have panic disorder.My nose is bit blocked.Scared i'm gona die?

You will not die: Vertigo is extremely unpleasant, right up there with panic disorder. In fact, they overlap in symptoms to some degree and some people get non-fearful panic attacks with vertigo as the predominant symptom. Do you have any medication for break- through panic? If not, download one of the free binaural beats apps on healthtap and pick the most soothing setting you can find. Best wishes. ...Read more