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BETACITAM 16MG/60MG TABLET

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Composition for BETACITAM

Betahistine(16mg),Ginkgo Biloba(60mg)

food interaction for BETACITAM

alcohol interaction for BETACITAM

pregnancy interaction for BETACITAM

lactation interaction for BETACITAM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Betacitam 16mg/60mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for BETACITAM

Betahistine(16mg)

Uses

Betahistine is used to prevent vertigo.

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)

Uses

Ginkgo Biloba is used in the treatment of pain.

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

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Expert advice for BETACITAM

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 BETACITAM

Betahistine

Q.Is betahistine FDA approved?
No, betahistine is not approved by FDA

Q.Is betahistine/betahistine dihydrochloride an antihistamine/antibiotic/steroid/addictive?
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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)