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Over The Counter Medicine For Vertigo
I woke up today so dizzy everytime i move my head or stand up, also felt some bad nausea. I am in the ER now, but is there any anti-dizziness medicine i can get over-the-counter to prevent it?
Complex Issue: I would like to know why you are getting dizzy before treating it. Many things can cause dizziness such as ear infections, baro-reflex dysautonomia, regular or vestibular migraines, disorders of your inner ear, anemia, dehydration, and ms (very rare). Please follow-up with your regular doctor if it recurs. Some people tolerate Meclizine well but the cause of your dizziness needs to be found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more
Need more info.: One cannot decide on a treatment without determining the underlying cause of the symptoms. For example, if ones blood pressure falls below 90 mm systolic upon standing, the symptoms might be dur to dehydration, in which case one can prevent the symptoms by drinking more fluids. Other causes might require a more thorough physical exam. ...Read more
I have had an vertigo and nausea for two and a half days. Do I need antibiotics . I have used over the counter drops for one and half days. ?
Is there any over-the-counter medications that i can take for dizziness and feeling faint. I've been feeling like this for months. I need relief?
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. Without knowing exactly what is wrong with you it is impossible to know whether an over-the-counter medication would be helpful. Your symptoms are of some concern and i would suggest seeing a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Could i be having trouble with my hypothalamus? I have "terrible" burst of sweating and occasional dizziness. Is there any over-the-counter remedies?
Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)
Yes: Dramamine over the counter is Meclizine 25 mgm. It will cause drowsiness. The problem is you do not know why you have the vertigo, nor do you know if it is the result of inflammation in the inner ear or the brain. Although the dramamine will give you some relief of the vertigo, i urge you to get a diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more
I was taking antivert for dizziness, but sine it is expensive my drug plan does not cover it, my pharmacist says to take bonine an otc. Is this ok?
Potassium: Different labs have different normal values. Certain medications for high blood pressure can cause potassium to be high or low. Foods that are high in potassium include bananas, oranges/ juice, tomatoes, potatoes, canteloupe. Potassium levels that are too high or low can cause abnormal heart rhythms, so follow up with your dr and adjust medications & diet accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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