Description of the medicine: Betahistine (Betahistine)
Betahistine *. 2- [2- (Methylamino) ethyl] pyridine.
It is available as a dihydrochloride.
Synonyms: Betaserk, Urutal, Antivom, Betaserc, Fidium, Sinmenier, Urutal, Vasomotal and others.
A similar dimethanesulfonate (mesylate) of betagistin is available under the names: Aequamen, Extovyl, Kathuran, Medan, Melbestin, Melorat, Metinazine, Ribrain, Riptonin, Tehnyl, and others.
The drug is an inhibitor of diaminoxidase, an enzyme that inactivates histamine. Stabilizing the histamine formed in the body, betahistine has a histamine-like effect.
The drug is effective for oral administration.
The main application of betagistin is in Meniere's disease and similar diseases, accompanied by dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss, nausea, vomiting.
The drug expands 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 with pheochromocytoma, bronchial asthma, peptic ulcer. You should not prescribe the drug during pregnancy.
Form release: tablets to 0,008 g (8 mg) in a package of 100 pieces.
Storage; List B.