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Betahistine

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3.9  Effectiveness
6.9  Side Effects
5  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 11 Betahistine side effects and 4 Betahistine benefits.

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Effectiveness of Betahistine by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Betahistine, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 3.4% 6.9% 69.8% 14.7% 5.2%
Balance/Equilibrium 7.8% 17.2% 47.4% 17.2% 10.3%
Blood Pressure 0.9% 3.5% 87.6% 7.1% 0.9%
Breathing 2.6% 7% 78.3% 8.7% 3.5%
Confidence 4.3% 12.9% 59.5% 17.2% 6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3.4% 12.8% 67.5% 15.4% 0.9%
Digestion 3.5% 7% 66.1% 20% 3.5%
Emotional Well-being 6% 13.8% 54.3% 20.7% 5.2%
Energy 5.2% 13% 53.9% 26.1% 1.7%
Eyesight 3.5% 4.3% 75.7% 15.7% 0.9%
Memory 6% 12.9% 57.8% 19% 4.3%
Mental Clarity 4.3% 13% 64.3% 13.9% 4.3%
Pain 2.6% 9.6% 84.2% 1.8% 1.8%
Patience 5.1% 12% 61.5% 17.9% 3.4%
Sexual Health 7.8% 3.5% 73.9% 11.3% 3.5%
Skin Complexion 2.7% 0.9% 88.5% 8% 0%
Sleep 2.6% 12.9% 57.8% 16.4% 10.3%
Stress Level 5.2% 11.2% 58.6% 21.6% 3.4%
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Commonly Reported Betahistine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 68.4% 18.4% 7.9% 5.3% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 90.5% 4.2% 2.1% 3.2% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 62.1% 11.6% 9.5% 8.4% 8.4%
Headache 46.1% 19.7% 22.4% 7.9% 3.9%
Skin Rash 76.5% 2.9% 8.8% 5.9% 5.9%
Gas 68.9% 13.5% 9.5% 5.4% 2.7%
Fatigue 52% 17.3% 14.7% 10.7% 5.3%
Delirium 89.5% 3.2% 3.2% 2.1% 2.1%
Depression 61.8% 15.8% 14.5% 6.6% 1.3%
Sensitivity to Light 73% 12.2% 9.5% 4.1% 1.4%
Mood Swings 64.5% 14.5% 11.8% 7.9% 1.3%
Blurred Vision 67.6% 17.6% 10.2% 2.8% 1.9%
Breathing Difficulties 81.1% 6.8% 5.4% 2.7% 4.1%
Vomiting 86.3% 7.4% 2.1% 3.2% 1.1%
Sexual Dysfunction 81.1% 9.5% 5.4% 1.4% 2.7%
Stomach Ache 62.7% 14.7% 14.7% 6.7% 1.3%
Confusion 74% 18.2% 2.6% 1.3% 3.9%
Fever 89% 8.2% 2.7% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 73% 14.9% 10.8% 1.4% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Anxiety 55.3% 14.5% 11.8% 15.8% 2.6%
Drowsiness 53.6% 16.4% 15.5% 10% 4.5%
Nausea 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Dry Mouth 50.5% 25.8% 10.3% 7.2% 6.2%
Dizziness 53.2% 22.1% 9.1% 9.1% 6.5%
Sweating 65.6% 11.5% 9.4% 9.4% 4.2%
Dry Nose 78.9% 9.5% 5.3% 4.2% 2.1%
Insomnia 55% 17.4% 16.5% 6.4% 4.6%
Wheezing 81.1% 8.4% 3.2% 6.3% 1.1%
Irritability / Impatience 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 71.6% 17.6% 8.1% 1.4% 1.4%
Diarrhea 76% 13.3% 6.7% 1.3% 2.7%
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Less Commonly Reported Betahistine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Reduced Libido 72.7% 4.5% 9.1% 4.5% 9.1%
Bloating 76.5% 8.8% 2.9% 0% 11.8%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Indigestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Anorexia 97.9% 2.1% 0% 0% 0%
Seizures 99% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Skin 82.1% 6.3% 5.3% 3.2% 3.2%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confusion 67.6% 14.7% 2.9% 8.8% 5.9%
Energy Loss 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Constipation 70.6% 8.8% 5.9% 11.8% 2.9%
Slow Reflexes 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Loss of Taste 82.1% 8.4% 4.2% 2.1% 3.2%
Irregular Heartbeat 79.4% 11.8% 2.9% 0% 5.9%
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Fainting 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 75% 10.4% 6.2% 4.2% 4.2%
Increased Urination 70.6% 5.9% 11.8% 8.8% 2.9%
Disorientation 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Betahistine
Since taking Betahistine Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.2%
Blindness 0.9%
Fall 2.4%
Hospitalization 2%
Seizure 0.2%
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User Comments about Betahistine
11 Mar 2016 not sure if this medication works for me,
   —Posted by gaff
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31 Jul 2015 I developed Menier's in my early sixties. It took a while to control so that my specialist put me on increasing amounts of Betahistine. At six to eight a day it was mostly controlled although I had break- out episodes that put me in hospital overnight. I was also prescribed medication to control fluid , in my head, I guess. These included indapamide and potassium. Buccanase or semitol was there for when I did have an episode. Now 6 years on, I can control the condition as long as I stick to the Betahistine medication. Any slips in dosage and I can feel it coming back. For me, this proves its efficacy.
   —Posted by Llizzie
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29 Jul 2015 It is ridiculous how Drs tell you to take half the drug at night, so you will be trying to sleep while the drug is not trying to keep you alert and active. And being dopey in the day because you have not got enough betahistine in you during the day to get you past the threshold for it to be effective. Take most of it early in the day. It is pointless taking it after 3pm you wont get the best use of it. Most Drs are very ignorant in its use and wont prescribe even the minimum amount known to get the most benefit. Just keep taking one tablet every 2 hours until it works or the side effects are worse then the disease.
   —Posted by Doug Kerr
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07 Mar 2015 I think it has definitely helped with my tinnitus symptoms.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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08 Jul 2014 I had immediate relief from severe vertigo when I started Betahistine two weeks ago. Yet, after 6 days I was taken to the hospital with unbearable abdominable pain. The diagnosis was acute pancreatitis which I am still recovering from (I hope). I had never considered that the Betahistine could be the underlying cause of my condition and apparently neither did the doctors. I sort of jumped to this conclusion after reading many of the user reviews who had abdominal pain.
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