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Alihist 8 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Alihist Tablet

Alihist 8 mg Tablet is used for vertigo and Meniere's disease. It helps to reduce the episodes of vertigo associated with Meniere's disease.

Alihist Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dyspepsia

How to use Alihist Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alihist 8 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Betahistine can cause mild stomach problems. Taking it with food can help to minimize stomach upset.

How Alihist Tablet works

Alihist 8 mg Tablet is a histamine analog. It works by improving blood flow in the inner ear which reduces the pressure of excess fluid in the inner ear. Excess fluid can send signals to the brain causing nausea, dizziness or spinning sensations (symptoms of Ménière's disease). Alihist 8 mg Tablet additionally dampens down the nerve signals sent from the inner ear to the brain. This relieves the symptoms of Ménière's disease.

Alihist Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Alihist 8 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Alihist 8 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Alihist 8 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alihist 8 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Alihist 8 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alihist Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alihist 8 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Alihist 8 mg Tablet to relieve vertigo (dizziness), hearing problems and tinnitus (noise in the ear) associated with Meniere's disease.
  • It can only decrease the number and severity of attacks but will not completely stop them.
  • Taking it with food can help reduce stomach problems.
  • Take it at the same time each day to maintain a steady amount of the medicine in your body.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of peptic ulcer, asthma, or low blood pressure.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor first.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alihist with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): PNV
MODERATE
Brand(s): Pplusp
MODERATE
Brand(s): Venarex
MODERATE
Brand(s): Nicophen
MODERATE
Brand(s): Cyphoden, Cypotin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Ceriz
MODERATE
Brand(s): Ergic
MODERATE
Brand(s): Alticet, Vizocet, Kind
MODERATE
Brand(s): Geodex
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Brand(s): Snizid
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alihist

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Diagnosed with Vertigo. How much time it will take to full recovery? What are the reason for Vertigo? Can it reoccur in future? Any other comments please.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Duration may vary from 5 days to 3 months avoid jerry movement of head
Severe vertigo on turning head.cervical spodylosis
Dr. Vishant Rana
Homeopathy
Take conium 200 single dose followed by sl30 tds 15 daysProper treatment can be given only after full case taking though this medicine can give quite a relief
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FAQs

Q. Does the use of Alihist tend to increase weight?

No, there are no reports which suggest that using Alihist causes weight gain.

Q. When will I start feeling better after taking Alihist, and for how long do I need to take it?

If you take Alihist as instructed by your doctor, you should start feeling better within a few days of starting it. However, in some cases it may take a few weeks. The length of time for which you should take Alihist varies from patient to patient. Some people respond rapidly to treatment, but others may take some time. Please be patient with your treatment and take your tablets regularly.

Q. For how long does Alihist stay in the body?

When taken orally, it takes 24 hours to remove Alihist from the body.

Q. Does Alihist cause sleepiness? Can it affect driving?

Alihist use may cause sleepiness in rare cases. It does not affect your ability to drive. However, remember that the disease for which you are being treated (sensation of spinning, ringing in ears and hearing loss associated with Meniere’s syndrome) can make you feel dizzy or sick and can affect your ability to drive.

Q. Is it safe to take Alihist during pregnancy?

Do not take Alihist if you are pregnant unless your doctor advises you to do so.

Q. Can Alihist use affect my blood pressure?

Not in everyone, but in very rare cases it may cause low blood pressure. In case the medicine causes low blood pressure, you may feel dizzy for some time especially when you get up after lying down. If you experience any such symptom, inform your doctor.

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