Medicine Overview of Vertest Tablet
Vertest 8 mg Tablet is used in vertigo
and Meniere's disease. It helps to reduce the episodes of vertigo associated with Meniere's disease.
Side Effects of Vertest are Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia.
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. Vertest 8 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Betahistine can cause mild stomach problems. Taking it with food can help to minimize stomach upset.
Vertest 8 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). Vertest 8 mg Tablet additionally dampens down the nerve signals sent from the inner ear to the brain. This relieves the symptoms of Ménière's disease.
In Depth Information on Vertest Tablet
- Vertest 8 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 Vertest 8 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 Vertest 8 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
- Low blood pressure
- Hereditary problem of intolerance to some sugars
- History of allergic reactions
Vertest Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Vertest 8 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Vertest 8 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Vertest 8 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vertest 8 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Vertest 8 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Vertest 8 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Vertest Tablet
Q. Is Vertest useful for the treatment of a migraine associated vertigo?
Vertest 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. Can I use Vertest for the treatment of benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?
Use of Vertest 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 Vertest with paracetamol?
Vertest 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 Vertest. It shows no withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
Q. Is Vertest good for dizziness?
Vertest 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 Vertest with propranolol?
Vertest and propranolol can be taken together. Vertest 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 Vertest make you sleepy?
Vertest does not make you sleepy. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Is Vertest available over the counter?
No, Vertest is not an over the counter medicine. It is available with doctor's prescription only.
Q. Can I take Vertest with prochlorperazine?
Vertest 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 Vertest cause an increase in blood pressure?
Vertest 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 Vertest 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. Vertest 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 Vertest?
Do not stop taking Vertest 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 Vertest up to 6 months or more for the right effect to come.
Q. Can I use Vertest for motion sickness?
No, Vertest 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. Vertest is used for decreasing the episodes of recurrent vertigo (spinning sensation) associated with Ménière’s disease (an ear disease).
Q. Is Vertest useful in the treatment of anxiety?
No, Vertest 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 Vertest be useful for treating an ear infection?
No, Vertest 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 Vertest with antibiotics?
Vertest and antibiotics can be taken together. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when Vertest 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 Vertest an antihistamine?
No, Vertest 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 Vertest with antihistamine medicines?
Vertest should not be taken with antihistamine medicines like dimenhydrinate as Vertest 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 Vertest with ibuprofen?
Vertest can be taken with ibuprofen. There are no reported drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Does Vertest cause weight gain?
Use of Vertest has not shown to cause weight gain. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Vertest 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 Vertest with vitamin D?
Vertest 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 Vertest with cetirizine?
Vertest should not be taken with cetirizine as it has antihistamine action and Vertest has histamine like action and using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.
Q. Can I use Vertest for nausea?
Vertest 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 Vertest be useful for treating labyrinthitis?
Vertest 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 Vertest start working?
The maximum level of Vertest 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 Vertest make you lose weight?
Vertest 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 Vertest, consult your doctor as it may be due to an underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Does Vertest cause headache?
Yes, headache is a commonly reported side effect of Vertest. 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 Vertest may need a dose adjustment.
Q. Can I take Vertest with warfarin?
Vertest 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, Vertest 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 Vertest with amitriptyline?
Vertest 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 Vertest cause drowsiness?
Vertest has not been reported to cause drowsiness. Common side effects seen with its use are a headache, nausea, and dyspepsia.
Q. Is Vertest a beta blocker?
No, Vertest 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 Vertest a diuretic?
No, Vertest 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 Vertest a blood thinner?
No, Vertest 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 Vertest with propranolol?
Vertest 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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