Betahistine dihydrochloride is a custom made drug that physicians regularly prescribe for the dizziness (vertigo) experienced by patients who have Meniere's disease. Current scientific evidence suggests that betahistine dihydrochloride acts in the central nervous system to provide some relief in patients suffering from the disease's dizziness symptoms.
Betahistine dihydrochloride is typically prescribed in a dosage allotment of three times per day, but your doctor will tailor the drug to your needs. Follow your doctor's direction and consult with your compounding pharmacist if you have further questions as you are in taking the drug.
Side effects often differ in patients, while some patients may experience no side effects at all. Common side effects seen with betahistine dihydrochloride are as follows:
Other side effects are possible as everyone is different. Watch for side effects and if you experience headaches or upset stomach issues or any other side effects, monitor the side effects you are experiencing and seek medical assistance if any side effects are increasing and/or lingering.
Do not take betahistine dihydrochloride if you are a patient with phaeochromocytoma. Betahistine dihydrochloride is for adults only. Do not administer to children. Do not take betahistine dihydrochloride if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding unless you have consulted with your doctor and your doctor has cleared you for use of this drug. Do not take betahistine dihydrochloride if you have the rare hereditary problem known as galactose intolerance. Extreme caution, and medical consultation with their doctor before beginning the use of betahistine dihydrochloride, is advised for any patients who suffer from any of the following:
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