If suffering from symptoms related to Meniere’s disease, tinnitus or vertigo, your doctor may prescribe you Zevert (Betahistine) for treatment. This medicine is anti-vertigo and is categorized as histamine analog which simply means that the medicine’s features bear a resemblance to the naturally occurring chemical known as histamine. The accumulation of endolymph in the ear leads to the development of pressure in the inner ear. This causes an imbalance which along with vertigo, tinnitus, hearing difficulties and nausea are considered the symptoms of Meniere’s disease. This disease which affects the inner ear is considered a debilitating vestibular disorder and can be treated using Zevert.
The medicine is known for its strong antagonist actions against H3 receptors as compared to H1 histamine receptors. When absorbed into the body, the medicine causes an effect in the functioning of histamine receptors found in the blood inner vessels, and this causes these blood vessels to dilate. This action causes alleviation of symptoms of Meniere’s disease through the reduction of pressure caused by the excess fluid in the ear. It is also stated that the medicine’s action may be through affecting some neuronal systems and the nervous central system in general. The medicine may be used for other conditions that may not have been listed here.
How to use Zevert
Zevert (Betahistine) is available in 16mg, uncoated and dispersible tablets which should be taken orally. Do not use this medicine unless it has been prescribed to you by your physician. Patients should not chew, split, crush or dissolve the contents of this medicine as this would affect how the medicine works. Swallow the tablet whole as often as indicated and choose a particular hour that will be easy for you to remember so that you reduce the chances of skipping a dose.
Your physician will determine your dose amount. For an adult patient using this medicine for the first time, a starting dose of 1 16mg tablet administered three times every 24 hours is common. Depending on your body’s response to the medicine and treatment, your dosage may be increased to up to 48mg each day. Remember that is extremely dangerous for you to exceed the dose that has been prescribed to you.
Zevert Side Effects
When taking this medicine during your treatment, you may experience the occurrence of side undesired effects which may include; diarrhea, indigestion, indigestion and soreness in the stomach. Report to your physician full details about the side effects that you experience as soon as you see any sign of them. For other more harmful reactions, you may be required to consult your physician immediately or turn yourself at the ER although this is rare in patients.
If you suffer from pheochromocytoma which is a neuroendocrine tumor that affects the adrenal gland, you should not use this medicine as it may adversely affect your condition. Check with your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, are trying to conceive or are nursing. During treatment, you are most likely to experience abnormal dizziness as a result of using this medicine. It is hence discouraged that you operate heavy machinery, drive or indulge in any hazardous activities that require high levels of concentration.