Betaford 16mg Tablet

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Composition for Betaford 16mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Meniere's disease
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Medicine Overview of Betaford Tablet

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Uses of Betaford Tablet

Betaford 16mg Tablet 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 Betaford Tablet

Common

Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia.

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How to use Betaford 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. It is better to take Betaford 16mg Tablet with food.

How Betaford Tablet works

Betaford 16mg tablet improves blood flow in the inner ear which reduces the pressure of excess fluid in the inner ear.

In Depth Information on Betaford Tablet

Expert advice for Betaford Tablet

  • Betaford 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 Betaford 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 Betaford 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
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Warnings
Special precautions for Betaford 16mg 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 Betaford 16mg Tabl
et during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
SAFE
Betaford 16mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Betaford 16mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wit
h kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betaford 16mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Betafor
d 16mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Levocet Syrup, Avil 22.75mg Injection, Alerid 5 mg Syrup, Hydrox 6mg Drop

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Betaford 16mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Betahistine

Q. How is Betaford different from cinnarizine?
Both Betaford and cinnarizine help to treat vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, and vomiting associated with Meniere’s disease, however, Betaford is more effective. While cinnarizine is also effective in motion sickness, Betaford has not shown any efficacy in this condition.
Betaford 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 Betaford different from flunarizine?
Both Betaford and Flunarizine are useful in Meniere's disease, however, Betaford 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 Betaford can cause a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Use of Betaford 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 Betaford with paracetamol?
Betaford can be taken with paracetamol. There are no reported drug drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
No, addictive potential has not been reported with Betaford. It shows no withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
Betaford 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 Betaford with propranolol?
Betaford and propranolol can be taken together. Betaford 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.
Betaford does not make you sleepy. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
No, Betaford is not an over the counter medicine. It is available with doctor's prescription only.
Q. Can I take Betaford with prochlorperazine?
Betaford 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.
Betaford 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.
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. Betaford 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.
Do not stop taking Betaford 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 Betaford up to 6 months or more for the right effect to come.
No, Betaford 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. Betaford is used for decreasing the episodes of recurrent vertigo (spinning sensation) associated with Ménière’s disease (an ear disease).
No, Betaford 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).
No, Betaford 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).
Betaford and antibiotics can be taken together. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when Betaford 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.
No, Betaford 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 Betaford with antihistamine medicines?
Betaford should not be taken with antihistamine medicines like dimenhydrinate as Betaford 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 Betaford with ibuprofen?
Betaford can be taken with ibuprofen. There are no reported drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Use of Betaford has not shown to cause weight gain. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Betaford 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 Betaford with vitamin D?
Betaford 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 Betaford with cetirizine?
Betaford should not be taken with cetirizine as it has antihistamine action and Betaford has histamine like action and using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.
Betaford 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.
Betaford 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.
The maximum level of Betaford is achieved within one hour of oral intake. However, you would start to feel relief in your symptoms in less time.
Betaford 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 Betaford, consult your doctor as it may be due to an underlying condition that needs attention.
Yes, headache is a commonly reported side effect of Betaford. 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 Betaford may need a dose adjustment.
Q. Can I take Betaford with warfarin?
Betaford 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.
No, Betaford 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 Betaford with amitriptyline?
Betaford 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.
Betaford has not been reported to cause drowsiness. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
No, Betaford 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.
No, Betaford 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.
No, Betaford 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 Betaford with propranolol?
Betaford 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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