VERTISTAR PLUS 16 MG/10 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR VERTISTAR PLUS

Betahistine(16mg),Domperidone(10mg)

food interaction for VERTISTAR PLUS

alcohol interaction for VERTISTAR PLUS

pregnancy interaction for VERTISTAR PLUS

lactation interaction for VERTISTAR PLUS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Vertistar plus 16 mg/10 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR VERTISTAR PLUS

Betahistine(16mg)

Uses

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.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia.
Domperidone(10mg)

Uses

Domperidone is used in the treatment of vomiting.

How it works

Domperidone indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Common side effects

Dry mouth.

SUBSTITUTES FOR VERTISTAR PLUS

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Expert advice FOR VERTISTAR PLUS

  • 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

Frequently asked questions FOR VERTISTAR PLUS

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.
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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 use in 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. Does Betahistine increase 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?
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. How long can I take Betahistine for?
You may need to take Betahistine for 6-12 months to see if it really helps to relieve your symptoms. If it helps, then you can continue to use it. However, it would be best to take Betahistine for the duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Does 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.

Domperidone

Q. What is Domperidone used for?
Domperidone is used for the treatment of nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting as and when recommended by your doctor.
Q. Is domperidone an over the counter drug?
Domperidone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine and it is not advisable to take it without a prescription.
Q. Does domperidone cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported with the use of domperidone. If you notice any abnormal weight gain while using domperidone, please talk to your doctor.
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Q. Does domperidone raise the blood pressure?
The increase in blood pressure is generally not seen with the use of domperidone. But if you experience an increase in blood pressure while using domperidone, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take domperidone for morning sickness?
Domperidone is not indicated or recommended for treating morning sickness. Please consult your doctor if you plan to take any medicine for treating morning sickness.
Q. How long can I take domperidone for breastfeeding?
Domperidone is not recommended if you are breastfeeding because it passes into breast milk and may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor as either you should not take this medicine or you should stop breastfeeding if you are asked to take it.
Q. Can I take domperidone with antibiotics?
The use of domperidone with antibiotics like erythromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, spiramycin, and some antifungals is not recommended. Please consult your doctor before using any antibiotics with domperidone.
Q. Can I take domperidone with lansoprazole?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with lansoprazole as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen when they are taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take domperidone with doxycycline?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with doxycycline. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking domperidone with doxycycline.
Q. Can I take domperidone with omeprazole?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with omeprazole. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take domperidone with citalopram?
The use of domperidone with citalopram is not recommended as it may increase the underlying heart problems like prolonged QTc interval. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take domperidone with amitriptyline?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with amitriptyline. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking domperidone with amitriptyline.
Q. Can I take domperidone with amoxicillin?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking domperidone with amoxicillin.
Q. Can I take domperidone with paracetamol?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with paracetamol. No drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take domperidone without food?
It is recommended to take domperidone tablets 15 - 30 minutes before meals.
Q. Can I take domperidone with tramadol?
Yes, domperidone can be taken with tramadol as no drug--drug interactions have been reported. However, please consult your doctor before taking domperidone with tramadol.
Q. Is domperidone safe in pregnancy?
There is limited data on the use of domperidone in pregnant women. Therefore, domperidone should only be used during pregnancy when justified and recommended by the doctor.
Q. Is domperidone safe?
Yes. Domperidone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.
Q. Is domperidone safe for babies?
Yes, domperidone is safe for use babies if used at prescribed doses and duration as advised by your doctor. Please consult your doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
Q. Is domperidone used for motion sickness?
Domperidone is indicated for use in motion sickness. Please consult your doctor before using domperidone for motion sickness as it must be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is domperidone an antibiotic?
No, domperidone is not an antibiotic. Domperidone is an anti-emetic which is used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick).
Q. Does domperidone cause drowsiness?
Drowsiness has been reported as one of the rare side effects with domperidone. Please talk to your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness while taking domperidone.
Q. Does domperidone increase milk secretion?
Yes, domperidone can increase milk secretion also known as galactorrhea. This is an uncommon side effect of domperidone. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing this side effect while taking this medicine.
Q. Does domperidone cause bloating (gas)?
Domperidone can cause some uncommon gastrointestinal side effects like regurgitation, appetite disorder, and heartburn, diarrhoea. However, bloating (gas) has not been reported as a side effect with domperidone.
Q. Does domperidone cause hair loss?
Domperidone has not been reported to cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair loss while taking domperidone.
Q. Does domperidone help constipation?
Domperidone is not indicated to treat constipation. Please talk to your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does domperidone cause heart problems?
Domperidone may be associated with an increased risk of heartbeat problem and heart attack. This risk may be more likely in those over 60 years old or taking higher doses. The risk also increases when domperidone is given together with other medicines. Please share your medical history with your doctor if you are prescribed domperidone.
Q. Does domperidone cause constipation?
Yes, domperidone has been seen to cause constipation as a side effect.Consult your doctor if you experience excessive constipation while using domperidone.
Q. Does domperidone relieve bloating (gas)?
Domperidone is an anti-emetic which is used to treat nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick). It is not indicated to treat bloating (gas). Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Q. Can I take Domperidone with rabeprazole?
Domperidone can be safely taken with Rabeprazole as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Domperidone increases gut motility and Rabeprazole decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)