General Information on Betahistine
Generic Name : Betahistine
Pronunciation : be-ta-his-tine
Latest prescription information about Betahistine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Antivertigo Drugs
Trade Names/Brand Names of Betahistine
Agiserc, Betagam, Beta-Histina Ciclum, Betaistina ratiopharm, Serc, Vestibo, Bétahistine Biogaran, Bétahistine EG
Why is Betahistine Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is an anti-vertigo agent, prescribed for dizziness (vertigo) in those who have Meniere's disease. It causes vasodilatation in inner ear.
When should Betahistine not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with asthma and ulcer.
What is the dosage of Betahistine?
Dose is based on patient’s condition.
The recommended dose is ½ to 1 tablet (8mg), 4 times per day.
How should Betahistine be taken?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Betahistine?
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, peptic ulcer and phaeochromocytoma (neuroendocrine tumor of adrenal gland), any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What are the side effects of Betahistine?
GI disturbances and headache.
What are the other precautions for Betahistine?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Betahistine?
Store it at room temperature (25-30°C). Keep away from children.
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