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VERTISTAR PLUS 8 MG/10 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR VERTISTAR PLUS

Betahistine(8 mg),Domperidone(10 mg)

food interaction for VERTISTAR PLUS

alcohol interaction for VERTISTAR PLUS

pregnancy interaction for VERTISTAR PLUS

lactation interaction for VERTISTAR PLUS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Vertistar plus 8 mg/10 mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Vertistar plus 8 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(8 mg)

Uses

Betahistine is used to prevent vertigo

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

Nausea, Headache, Vomiting, Bloating, Abdominal distension, Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal pain
Domperidone(10 mg)

Uses

Domperidone is used in the treatment of heartburn and 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

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR VERTISTAR PLUS

Do not start or continue the betahistine tablets:
  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to betahistine or any of the other ingredients of betahistine tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • If you have intolerance to some sugars like lactose.
Do not drive or operate machinery after taking betahistine because you may feel drowsy.
Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of following disease conditions: peptic ulcer, asthma, urticaria, rashes or allergic rhinitis, severe hypotension.

Frequently asked questions FOR VERTISTAR PLUS

Betahistine

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Is betahistine/betahistine dihydrochloride an antihistaminic?
No, betahistine is not an antihistaminic medicine. It has a histamine-like action which helps in improving blood flow in the inner ear and decreases vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss, and nausea.

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Is betahistine available over the counter?
No, betahistine is not an over the counter drug. It is available with doctor's prescription only.

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Is betahistine used for vertigo/tinnitus?
Yes, it is used for vertigo, tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ear) and hearing loss associated with Meniere's disease (a condition caused by pressure of excess fluid in the ear). Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use.

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How long can I take betahistine for?
Betahistine should be taken for a prescribed duration in a prescribed dose as advised by the doctor.

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Can I take betahistine with antihistaminic drugs?
Betahistine should not be taken with antihistaminic drugs as betahistine has histamine like action and using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.

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Does betahistine cause drowsiness?
Betahistine has not been reported to cause drowsiness. In case you experience drowsiness while taking betahistine, please consult your doctor.

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Is betahistine safe in pregnancy?
Betahistine should not be taken during pregnancy until prescribed by your doctor as absolutely neccessary. Limited animal and human data is available on the effects of betahistine in pregnancy.

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Is betahistine addictive?
No, addictive potential has not been reported with betahistine.

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Is betahistine safe in lactation or breast feeding?
Lactation or breast feeding should not be done if you are taking betahistine unless told by your doctor as it is not known if betahistine is secreted into breast milk or not.

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Is betahistine good for dizziness?
Betahistine is not indicated for use in dizziness. It is only indicated for relief of vertigo, tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ear) and hearing loss associated with Meniere's disease (a condition caused by pressure of excess fluid in the ear). You should follow the advice of a physician or doctor before using betahistine.

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Is betahistine a steroid?
No, betahistine is not a steroid.

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Is betahistine an antibiotic?
No, betahistine is not an antibiotic.

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Is betahistine safe?
Betahistine is safe if used for a prescribed duration in doses as prescribed by your physician.

Q.

Can I take betahistine with cetirizine?
Betahistine should not be taken with cetrizine as it has antihistaminic action and betahistine has histamine like action and using the two medicines together may lower the efficacy of either of them.

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Can I take betahistine with amitriptyline?
Betahistine has not been studied with amitriptyline, so no record of any interactions is available. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take paracetamol with betahistine dihydrochloride?
There is no known interaction between paracetamol and betahistine. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take ibuprofen with betahistine?
There is no known interaction between ibuprofen and betahistine. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take prochlorperazine with betahistine?
There is no known interaction between prochlorperazine and betahistine. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does betahistine make you lose weight?
Betahistine has not shown to cause weight loss. In case you experience any abnormal weight loss while taking betahistine, please consult your doctor.

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Does betahistine cause weight gain?
Betahistine has not shown to cause weight gain. In case you experience any abnormal weight gain while taking betahistine, please consult your doctor.

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Does betahistine increase blood pressure?
Betahistine has not shown to cause increase in blood pressure. In case you experience any change in your blood pressure while taking betahistine, please consult your doctor.

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Does betahistine cause headache?
Yes, headache is a commonly reported undesirable effect of betahistine. Please consult your doctor in case you experience headache while taking betahistine.

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Does betahistine makes you sleepy?
Betahistine does not make you sleepy. In case you are very sleepy while taking betahistine, please consult your doctor.

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Does betahistine work for tinnitus?
Yes, betahistine is used for tinnitus (ringing sensation in the ear) and hearing loss associated with Meniere's disease (a condition caused by the pressure of excess fluid in the ear). The patient should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Domperidone

Q.

What is Domperidone/ domstal used for and how long can I take it?
Domperidone (also known as domstal) is used for the treatment of short-term (upto 48 hours) and long-term (upto 2 weeks) problems of nausea, vomiting, belching, gas, heartburn and bloating (not to be confused as laxative, steroid or antacid). Always take the drug exactly as your doctor has told you to

Q.

Is domperidone an over the counter drug?
No, domperidone is not an OTC drug and it is not advisable to take it without a prescription

Q.

Can I take domperidone with citalopram?
Domperidone may increase the sedative effect of citalopram and may interact with other drugs like antibiotics, pain-killers or anti-fungals. Consult your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines

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Does domperidone cause weight-gain?
No. Domperidone does not cause weight-gain. If you notice an abnormal weight-gain, visit your doctor

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Does domperidone raise the blood pressure or cause depression?
These effects are generally not seen with use of domperidone. But if you are experiencing these side effects, please consult your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)