Betahist 20mg Tablet

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Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Betahist 20mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Meniere's disease
35.95
₹3.6/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Betahist Tablet

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Uses of Betahist Tablet

Betahist 20mg 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 Betahist Tablet

Common

Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia.

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How to use Betahist 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 Betahist 20mg Tablet with food.

How Betahist Tablet works

Betahist 20mg tablet improves blood flow in the inner ear which reduces the pressure of excess fluid in the inner ear.

In Depth Information on Betahist Tablet

Expert advice for Betahist Tablet

  • Betahist 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 Betahist 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 Betahist 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 Betahist 20mg 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
Betahist 20mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Animal or human data is not available.
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Driving
SAFE
Betahist 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Betahist 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wit
h kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betahist 20mg 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 Betahis
t 20mg 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, Abitol Syrup

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 Betahist 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Betahistine

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