Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet

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Composition for Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Meniere's disease, Pain
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Medicine Overview of Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet

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Uses of Betahistine

Betahistine is used in Meniere's disease
It helps to prevent nausea, vertigo (dizziness), hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing sensation in ears) seen in patients suffering from this disease.
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Side effects of Betahistine

Common

Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia.

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How to use Betahistine

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. It is better to take Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet with food.

How Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet works

Betahistine improves blood flow in the inner ear which reduces the pressure of excess fluid in the inner ear.
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Uses of Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is used in the treatment of pain.
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Side effects of Ginkgo Biloba

Common

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

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How to use Ginkgo Biloba

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. It is better to take Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet with food.

How Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet 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.

In Depth Information on Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet

Expert advice for Betahistine

  • Betahistine can only decrease the number and severity of attacks of vertigo (dizziness), hearing loss and tinnitus (noise in the ear), it will not completely stop them.
  • You may need to take Betahistine for 6-12 months to see if it helps to relieve your symptoms. If it helps, then you can continue to use it.
  • Do not take Betahistine if you have a history of hypersensitivity to betahistine or you have pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of adrenal glands.
  • Take special care and inform your doctor if you have
    • History of porphyria
    • Peptic ulcer 
    • Asthma
    • Low blood pressure
    • Hereditary problem of intolerance to some sugars
    • History of allergic reactions
Warnings
Special precautions for Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Betacitam 16mg/60m
g Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
It is not known whether Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet alters th
e ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patien
ts with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patien
ts with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Betacitam 16mg/60mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Betahistine

Q. How is Betahistine different from cinnarizine?
Both Betahistine and cinnarizine help to treat vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, and vomiting associated with Meniere’s disease, however, Betahistine is more effective. While cinnarizine is also effective in motion sickness, Betahistine has not shown any efficacy in this condition.
Q. Is Betahistine useful for the treatment of a migraine associated vertigo?
Betahistine is seen to be useful in the treatment of vertigo associated with a migraine in some clinical studies. However, this is not an approved use and it should be taken only when advised by a doctor. It is indicated for the treatment of vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss associated with ménière's syndrome.
Q. How is Betahistine different from flunarizine?
Both Betahistine and Flunarizine are useful in Meniere's disease, however, Betahistine helps in all its symptoms like vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss and decreases the number of attacks while Flunarizine only relieves vertigo attacks. Common side effects of Flunarizine are drowsiness, asthenia, and depression while Betahistine can cause a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Can I use Betahistine for the treatment of benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?
Use of Betahistine is seen to provide long-term relief and good clinical outcomes in patients with paroxysmal positional vertigo when used along with physical maneuver. It is also seen to be beneficial in patients who are unfit or are unable to do the physical maneuvers.
Q. Can I take Betahistine with paracetamol?
Betahistine can be taken with paracetamol. There are no reported drug drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Is Betahistine addictive?
No, addictive potential has not been reported with Betahistine. It shows no withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
Q. Is Betahistine good for dizziness?
Betahistine is not indicated for the treatment of dizziness. It is caused by breathing too heavily (hyperventilation) or anxiety. Many a times patient confuse dizziness with vertigo (spinning sensation). It is only indicated for the relief of vertigo, tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ear) and hearing loss associated with Meniere's disease.
Q. Is it safe to take Betahistine with propranolol?
Betahistine and propranolol can be taken together. Betahistine is given in patients with a migraine for the relief of vertigo and propranolol is indicated for preventing the attacks of a migraine. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when the two drugs are used together.
Q. Does Betahistine make you sleepy?
Betahistine does not make you sleepy. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Is Betahistine available over the counter?
No, Betahistine is not an over the counter medicine. It is available with doctor's prescription only.
Q. Can I take Betahistine with prochlorperazine?
Betahistine and prochlorperazine can be taken together. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when the two drugs are taken together.
Q. Can Betahistine cause an increase in blood pressure?
Betahistine has not shown to cause an increase in blood pressure. Rather, it can cause a small fall in blood pressure due to its property to dilate blood vessels. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Why is the use of Betahistine contraindicated in patients with pheochromocytoma?
Pheochromocytoma is an adrenal gland tumor and it causes excessive release of hormones like epinephrine and norepinephrine that control heart rate, metabolism, and blood pressure. Betahistine may provoke the release of hormones like epinephrine and norepinephrine from the site of this tumor and cause a hypertensive crisis which can be life threatening.
Q. When should I stop taking Betahistine?
Do not stop taking Betahistine until you are asked by your doctor to do so. Keep taking it for as long as your doctor has asked you to. You may need to take Betahistine up to 6 months or more for the right effect to come.
Q. Can I use Betahistine for motion sickness?
No, Betahistine is not indicated for the treatment of motion sickness as the present clinical data has not proven its efficacy. Motion sickness is a feeling of nausea and lightheadedness when you travel by train, car or by plane. Betahistine is used for decreasing the episodes of recurrent vertigo (spinning sensation) associated with Ménière’s disease (an ear disease).
Q. Is Betahistine useful in the treatment of anxiety?
No, Betahistine is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. It is a histamine analog indicated for decreasing the episodes of recurrent vertigo (spinning sensation) associated with Ménière’s disease (an ear disease).
Q. Would Betahistine be useful for treating an ear infection?
No, Betahistine is not indicated for the treatment of ear infection as it has no antibiotic action. It is a histamine analog indicated for decreasing the episodes of recurrent vertigo (spinning sensation) associated with Ménière’s disease (an ear disease).
Q. Can I take Betahistine with antibiotics?
Betahistine and antibiotics can be taken together. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when Betahistine is taken with antibiotics. However, interactions may exist as there is a large number of Flunarizine with different actions and they can have different effects. So, talk to your doctor before using them together.
Q. Is Betahistine an antihistamine?
No, Betahistine is not an antihistamine. It has a histamine-like action which helps in improving blood flow in the inner ear and decreasing vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss, and nausea.
Q. Can I take Betahistine with antihistamine medicines?
Betahistine should not be taken with antihistamine medicines like dimenhydrinate as Betahistine has histamine like action. Using the two medicines together which have opposite actions may actually lower the efficacy of both the medicines.
Q. Can I take Betahistine with ibuprofen?
Betahistine can be taken with ibuprofen. There are no reported drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Does Betahistine cause weight gain?
Use of Betahistine has not shown to cause weight gain. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Is Betahistine safe?
Betahistine is safe if used for a prescribed duration in doses as prescribed by your doctor. However, there are some very common side effects that you can experience at effective doses with its use like headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Can I take Betahistine with vitamin D?
Betahistine and vitamin D can be taken together. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when the two drugs are taken together.
Q. Can I take Betahistine with cetirizine?
Betahistine should not be taken with cetirizine as it has antihistamine action and Betahistine has histamine like action and using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.
Q. Can I use Betahistine for nausea?
Betahistine is useful in the treatment of nausea and vertigo associated with an underlying ear disease like Meniere's disease. It is also seen to be useful in vertigo associated with a migraine.
Q. Would Betahistine be useful for treating labyrinthitis?
Betahistine does not treat labyrinthitis, however, it is useful in relieving the symptoms associated with labyrinthitis which includes dizziness, loss of balance, nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, and vertigo.
Q. When does Betahistine start working?
The maximum level of Betahistine is achieved within one hour of oral intake. However, you would start to feel relief in your symptoms in less time.
Q. Can use of Betahistine make you lose weight?
Betahistine has not shown to cause any weight loss. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia. In case you experience any abnormal weight loss while taking Betahistine, consult your doctor as it may be due to an underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Does Betahistine cause headache?
Yes, headache is a commonly reported side effect of Betahistine. You can take a painkiller like paracetamol or ibuprofen for the relief of your headache. However, if it is very severe and is not controlled by a painkiller, consult your doctor as Betahistine may need a dose adjustment.
Q. Can I take Betahistine with warfarin?
Betahistine and warfarin can be taken together. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when the two drugs are taken together.
Q. Is Betahistine a steroid?
No, Betahistine is not a steroid. It is a histamine analog used to treat vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss associated with Ménière's syndrome
Q. Can I take Betahistine with amitriptyline?
Betahistine has not been clinically studied when used along with amitriptyline. So there are no reports of any drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when these are used together.
Q. Does Betahistine cause drowsiness?
Betahistine has not been reported to cause drowsiness. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Is Betahistine a beta blocker?
No, Betahistine is not a beta blocker. It is a histamine analog used to treat vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss associated with Ménière's syndrome. It can cause a small fall in blood pressure due to its property to dilate blood vessels.
Q. Is Betahistine a diuretic?
No, Betahistine is not a diuretic. It is a histamine analog used to treat vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss associated with Ménière's syndrome. A diuretic is a medicine, which removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.
Q. Is Betahistine a blood thinner?
No, Betahistine is not a blood thinner. It is a histamine analog used to treat vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss associated with Ménière's syndrome.
Q. Can I take Betahistine with propranolol?
Betahistine and propranolol can be taken together. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when the two drugs are taken together.
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