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Doctor insights on: Betahistine Dihydrochloride Uses

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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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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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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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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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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