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).


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Betahistine

Severe
2
Moderate
3
Mild
4
None
19

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

Patients
2
Patients
2
Patients
2
Patients
1
Patients
1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Betahistine)
Dosage
16 mg daily
Patients
5
Dosage
24 mg daily
Patients
5
Dosage
32 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
48 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
16mg as needed
Patients
1
Dosage
24mg as needed
Patients
1
Dosage
10mg as needed
Patients
1
Dosage
0.25 mcg daily
Patients
1
Dosage
1 daily
Patients
1
Dosage
1 mg twice daily
Patients
1

Dosages based on patients currently taking Betahistine.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Betahistine (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
9
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
7
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
7
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
3
Reason
Other
Patients
3
Reason
Personal research
Patients
1
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
See all 25 patients who’ve stopped taking Betahistine

Duration

Currently Taking Betahistine
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
3
Stopped Taking Betahistine
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
6
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
10
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
2
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
2
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
4

Adherence


Always
Patients
20
71%
Usually
Patients
6
21%
Sometimes
Patients
1
4%
Never
Patients
1
4%

Burden


Very
Patients
0
0%
Somewhat
Patients
1
4%
A little
Patients
3
11%
Not at all
Patients
24
86%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
14
100%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
2
14%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
4
29%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
8
57%
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4 patient evaluations for Betahistine

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Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
28 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
myth1977
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myth1977
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F38y
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 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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