Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Betahist Forte Tablet

Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet is used for vertigo and Meniere's disease. It helps to reduce the episodes of vertigo associated with Meniere's disease.

Betahist Forte Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dyspepsia

How to use Betahist Forte 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. Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Betahistine can cause mild stomach problems. Taking it with food can help to minimize stomach upset.

How Betahist Forte Tablet works

Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet is a histamine analog. It works by improving blood flow in the inner ear which reduces the pressure of excess fluid in the inner ear. Excess fluid can send signals to the brain causing nausea, dizziness or spinning sensations (symptoms of Ménière's disease). Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet additionally dampens down the nerve signals sent from the inner ear to the brain. This relieves the symptoms of Ménière's disease.

Betahist Forte Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Betahist Forte Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Betahist Forte 16 mg Tablet 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 Forte 16 mg Tablet 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 Forte 16 mg Tablet 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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Betahist Forte with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Betahist Forte

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Diagnosed with Vertigo. How much time it will take to full recovery? What are the reason for Vertigo? Can it reoccur in future? Any other comments please.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Duration may vary from 5 days to 3 months avoid jerry movement of head
Severe vertigo on turning head.cervical spodylosis
Dr. Vishant Rana
Homeopathy
Take conium 200 single dose followed by sl30 tds 15 daysProper treatment can be given only after full case taking though this medicine can give quite a relief
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FAQs

Q. Does Betahist Forte cause drowsiness?
No, Betahist Forte is not known to cause drowsiness.
Q. Can I use Betahist Forte for nausea?
Betahist Forte 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. Is Betahist Forte addictive?
No, addictive potential has not been reported with Betahist Forte. It shows no withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
Q. Can I take Betahist Forte with vitamin D?
Betahist Forte 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. Is Betahist Forte safe?
Betahist Forte 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. Is Betahist Forte an antihistamine?
No, Betahist Forte 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 Forte with antihistamine medicines?
Betahist Forte should not be taken with antihistamine medicines like dimenhydrinate as Betahist Forte 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 use Betahist Forte for motion sickness?
No, Betahist Forte 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 Forte is used for decreasing the episodes of recurrent vertigo (spinning sensation) associated with Ménière’s disease (an ear disease).
Q. Can I take Paracetamol along with Betahist Forte?
Betahist Forte can be taken with paracetamol. There are no reported drug drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Is Betahist Forte useful for the treatment of a migraine associated vertigo?
Betahist Forte 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. Does Betahist Forte cause headache?
Yes, headache is a commonly reported side effect of Betahist Forte. 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 Forte may need a dose adjustment.
Q. Does Betahist Forte make you sleepy?
Betahist Forte does not make you sleepy. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. When should I stop taking Betahist Forte?
Do not stop taking Betahist Forte 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 Forte up to 6 months or more for the right effect to come.
Q. When does Betahist Forte start working?
The maximum level of Betahist Forte is achieved within one hour of oral intake. However, you would start to feel relief in your symptoms in less time.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2018.
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