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Bestflow tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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Betahistine 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 it works

Betahistine 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.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Headache, Insomnia, Skin irritation, Stomach upset, Tachycardia
Ginkgo Biloba(60mg)


Cerebrovascular and peripheral activator, dementia.

How it works

The compounds found in ginkgo may have a protective role in different stages of the decline of intellectual function via several mechanisms of action: vasoregulating activity of arteries, capillaries, and veins (increased blood flow), platelet activating factor (PAF) antagonism, homeostasis of inflammation and oxidative stress, and prevention of cell membrane damage causedby free radicals, and neurotransmission modulation.

Common side effects

Palpitations, Bleeding disorder, Dizziness, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Headache, Hypersensitivity reaction


Piracetam is used in combination with other medicines to treat myoclonus (uncontrolled muscle jerk).

How it works

Piracetam belongs to class of medications called GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) analogues. It acts by protecting brain and nervous system against shortness of oxygen and it also affects various ion channels on nerve cell membrane.

Common side effects

Nausea, Nervousness, Rash, Abdominal pain, Anxiety, Confusion, Depression, Diarrhoea, Hallucination, Headache, Increased muscular activity, Insomnia, Walking difficulties, Movement disorder, Sleepiness, Vertigo, Vomiting, Weakness, Weight gain


Vinpocetine is used to reduce the severity of ischemic strokes (heart attacks). It is also used in the treatment of other heart-related, mental, and neurological diseases/disorders like Alzheimer’s disease (disorder that causes mental confusion and forgetfulness), as well as for enhancing memory and preventing, memory problems, and tinnitus (ringing in the ear).

How it works

Vinpocetine is a semisynthetic derivative of the vinca alkaloids. It increases blood flow to the brain and heart and protects it from injury.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Dry mouth, Flushing, Headache, Insomnia, Nausea, Stomach pain


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Expert advice for BESTFLOW

Do not start or continue the betahistine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to betahistine or any of the other ingredients of betahistine tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for BESTFLOW


Q. Is betahistine FDA approved?
No, betahistine is not approved by FDA.
Q. Is betahistine/betahistine dihydrochloride an antihistamine/
No, it belongs to the group of medicines called histamine analogues. It is not antihistamine/antibiotic/steroid and it is not an addictive drug.
Q. Is betahistine available over the counter?
No, it is available with doctor’s prescription only.
Q. Is betahistine used for vertigo/tinnitus?
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?
Patient should take betahistine for prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor.
Q. Can I take betahistine with antihistamine/ cinnarizine/citalopram/amitryptyline/cetirizine/ paracetamol/ibuprofen/prochlorperazine?
No, taking other medicines may alter the effects of betahistine. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does betahistine make you sleepy/cause drowsiness/ weight gain?
Betahistine causing drowsiness is among common side effects. Weight gain may be observed rarely. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.


Q. Is piracetam natural?
Piracetam is not a naturally occurring substance.
Q. Is piracetam legal?
Piracetam is legal.
Q. Is piracetam a stimulant or addictive?
Piracetam is neither a stimulant, nor addictive.

Q. Does piracetam give you energy?
 Piracetam can increase alertness and person may feel energetic.
Q. Is piracetam safe and effective?
Piracetam is relatively safe and effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does piracetam keep you awake or cause weight gain?
Piracetam can keep you awake and may cause weight gain.

Q. Does piracetam stop working?
 If piracetam stops working for you, do not stop taking it before consulting your doctor.
Q. Does piracetam need prescription?
Piracetam requires a prescription.


Q. Does vinpocetine help tinnitus/ lower blood pressure/ cause depression/ raise blood pressure/ thin the blood/ make you sleepy/ help with anxiety?
Vinpocetine is used for treating tinnitus. However, it is known to cause raise/ lowering of blood pressure, depression, thinning of blood, sleepiness and it does not help with anxiety.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)