Betavert 16 mg
Betavert 16 mg treats symptoms of Meniere’s syndrome such as ringing in the ears, dizziness, nausea, and loss of hearing. Betahistine, the active ingredient of the medicine is a histamine analogue, which enhances the blood flow in the inner ear. This, in turn, lowers the build-up of pressure. Betahistine helps to get rid of the symptoms by reducing the amount of fluid. Each tablet contains 16 mg of the active constituent.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions when it comes to taking a prescription drug like Betavert. The recommended dose depends on the patient’s condition and other associated factors. Therefore, always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. You must cross-check with your doctor if you are not sure about the correct usage information. Your doctor will make dose adjustment depending on the progress. Keep on taking Betavert as it may take a while to start to act. The medicine comes in the form of a tablet. You may take it before or after a meal. However, clinical research shows that the medicine can cause mild stomach issues. Taking it with food can help reduce the chance of stomach upset. If your doctor prescribes you more than one tablet a day, spread your tablets evenly over the day. The histamine analogue is not recommended for use in children. Taking more tablets than the recommended amount may make you feel sick, sleepy, or cause stomach pain. Speak to a doctor or immediately visit a doctor’s place.
Do not take Betavert tablet if you are allergic to its active components or other inactive ingredients of the medicine. If you have a rare tumour of the adrenal gland, then avoid taking the histamine analogue and ask your doctor for an alternative treatment.
Talk to your doctor before you begin the treatment, especially if you have a peptic ulcer, asthma, or low blood pressure. If you deal with any of these medical problems, discuss with your doctor about whether you may be a suitable candidate for betahistine tablet or not. The medicine is not suitable for children who are under 18 years of age. Other medicines may interact with Betavert therefore, it is important to tell your doctor if you are using or have used any other medicines in the past. Inform your doctor, especially if you are taking any of the following medications:
Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)- These drugs are effective in treating depression or Parkinson's disease. These may increase the exposure of the histamine analogue.
Antihistamines- Betahistine may reduce the effects of antihistamines.
If you use any of these medications, discuss with your doctor before you treat your Meniere’s disease. If you are pregnant or are planning to conceive, ask your doctor for advice whether you may continue to take this medicine or not. Do not breastfeed during the entire treatment; make sure you discuss with you doctor regarding eth same. The medicine may make you feel dizzy and can affect your ability to drive and operate machines.
Side Effects of Betavert 16 mg
Like all pharmaceutical agents, Betavert may give rise to side effects, although not everybody who uses it experiences an adverse reaction. Very few side effects have been reported with this histamine analogue. A severe allergic reaction is rare but keep an eye on the symptoms of an allergic reaction which includes:
- loss of consciousness
- rouble breathing
- swelling of your face, or itchy skin
- a drop in your blood pressure
Other side effects associated with the use of this drug include nausea, dyspepsia, headache, stomach pain, stomach swelling and bloating. If you get any of these side effects, plea