Betahistine 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). Betahistine additionally dampens down the nerve signals sent from the inner ear to the brain. This relieves the symptoms of Ménière's disease.
Do not take Vertin if you are pregnant unless your doctor advises you to do so.
Q. Can Vertin use affect my blood pressure?
Not in everyone, but in very rare cases it may cause low blood pressure. In case the medicine causes low blood pressure, you may feel dizzy for some time especially when you get up after lying down. If you experience any such symptoms, inform your doctor.
Q. Can I take alcohol while taking Vertin?
No, you should not take alcohol while receiving treatment with Vertin since alcohol interferes with Vertin.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 3rd Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.