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Medication Description: Betahistine (Betahistine)

BETAGINE (Betahistine) *. 2- [2- (Methylamino) ethyl] pyridine.

Available as dihydrochloride.

Synonyms: Betaserk, Urutal, Antivom, Betaserc, Fidium, Sinmenier, Urutal, Vasomotal, etc.

Similar dimethansulfonate (mesylate) betahistine is available under the names: Aequamen, Extovyl, Katuran, Medan, Melbestin, Melorat, Menitazine, Ribrain, Riptonin, Tnyl and others.

The drug is an inhibitor of diaminoxidase - an enzyme that inactivates histamine. Stabilizing histamine formed in the body, betahistine has a histamine-like effect.

The drug is effective when taken orally.

The main use of betahistine is in Meniere's disease and similar diseases, accompanied by bouts of dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss, nausea, vomiting.

The preparation expands the precapillary sphincters of the vessels of the inner ear, improves microcirculation.

Assign inside 1 tablet (8 mg) 3 times a day. If necessary, increase the dose to 6 tablets per day (in 2 - 3 doses). The treatment is carried out for a long time (from several weeks to several months).

The drug is usually well tolerated. Possible itching, gastrointestinal disorders.

With caution should take the drug for pheochromocytoma, bronchial asthma, gastric ulcer. You should not prescribe the drug during pregnancy.

Product form: pills to 0.008 g (8 mg) in a package of 100 pieces.

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