Betavert 16 mg (Betahistine)
Betavert 16 mg is used to treat Meniere?s disease, condition which typically causes vertigo (sensation of spinning or rotation),tinnitus (ringing in ears), hearing loss and nausea (urge to vomit).
How long does it take for Betahistine to work?
Betahistine 16 mg belongs to the group of medicines called histamine analogues. It acts by improving blood flow in the inner ear, which reduces the buildup of pressure causing vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss and nausea.
Betahistine side effects
Fast heartbeat, And headache, Skin irritation, Dizziness, Stomach upset, Insomnia
Expert advice (What is betahistine 16mg?)
Do not start or continue the betahistine tablets:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Betavert 16 mg or any of the other ingredients of betahistine 16mg tablet.
- If you are pregnant or breast feeding.Do not take alcohol while taking Betahistine 16 mg.
- If you have intolerance to some sugars like lactose.
- Do not drive or operate machinery after taking betahistine because you may feel drowsy.
- Doctor?s advice should be considered in case of following disease conditions: peptic ulcer, asthma, urticaria, rashes or allergic rhinitis, severe hypotension.
Q: Is Betavert 16 mg FDA approved?
A: No, Betahistine (Betavert 16 mg) is not approved by FDA.
Q: Is betahistine/Betavert 16 mg dihydrochloride an antihistamine/antibiotic/addictive?
A: No, it belongs to the group of medicines called histamine analogues. It is not antihistamine/antibiotic and it is not an addictive drug.
Q: Is Betavert 16 mg available over the counter?
A: No, it is available with doctor?s prescription only.
Q: Is betahistine used for vertigo/tinnitus?
A: Yes, it is used for vertigo, tinnitus. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q: How long can I take betahistine for?
A: Patient should take Betavert 16 mg for prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor.
Q: Can I take betahistine with antihistamine/ cinnarizine/citalopram/amitryptyline/cetirizine/ paracetamol/ibuprofen/prochlorperazine?
A: No, taking other medicines may alter the effects of Betavert 16 mg. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q: Does betahistine make you sleepy/cause drowsiness/ weight gain?
A: Betavert 16 mg causing drowsiness is among common side effects. Weight gain may be observed rarely. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.