What is Betahistine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most Popular Types: Serc, Betaserc, Ronistina

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Betahistine is an antihistamine agent used for the treatment of Meniere's disease (to decrease episodes of vertigo).

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Betahistine"

Severe
2
Moderate
3
Mild
4
None
17

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Betahistine

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2
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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Betahistine)
Dosage Patients
16 mg daily 5
24 mg daily 5
32 mg daily 3
48 mg daily 3
10mg as needed 1
24mg as needed 1
16mg as needed 1
0.25 mcg daily 1
1 daily 1
5 mg daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Taking Betahistine (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 9
Doctor's advice 7
Course of treatment ended 5
Side effects too severe 3
Other 3
Personal research 1
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 23 patients who’ve stopped taking Betahistine

Duration

Currently Taking Betahistine
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 4
Stopped Taking Betahistine
Duration Patients
0-1 month 5
1-3 months 9
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 4
Adherence
Always
18 69%
Usually
6 23%
Sometimes
1 4%
Never
1 4%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 4%
A little
4 15%
Not at all
21 81%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
2 15%
$25-49
4 31%
< $25
7 54%
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5 patient evaluations for Betahistine

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
27 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

See one_step_closer's full Betahistine history

Jul 15, 2013 (Started May 02, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Tinnitus: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 24 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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myth1977
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F37y
FM:18y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See myth1977's full Betahistine history

Jul 12, 2012 (Started Jun 10, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Vertigo: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
Motivatories
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See Motivatories's full Betahistine history

Nov 15, 2011 (Started Aug 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Dizziness: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Aug 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Dizziness: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 9 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Really increased my tiredness
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks
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