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Betahistine

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3.9  Effectiveness
6.9  Side Effects
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RateADrug users have reported 11 Betahistine side effects and 4 Betahistine benefits.

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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% 6.8% 70.1% 14.5% 5.1%
Balance/Equilibrium 8.5% 17.1% 47% 17.1% 10.3%
Blood Pressure 0.9% 3.5% 87.7% 7% 0.9%
Breathing 2.6% 6.9% 78.4% 8.6% 3.4%
Confidence 4.3% 13.7% 59% 17.1% 6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3.4% 12.7% 67.8% 15.3% 0.8%
Digestion 3.4% 6.9% 66.4% 19.8% 3.4%
Emotional Well-being 6% 14.5% 53.8% 20.5% 5.1%
Energy 5.2% 12.9% 54.3% 25.9% 1.7%
Eyesight 3.4% 5.2% 75% 15.5% 0.9%
Memory 6% 12.8% 58.1% 18.8% 4.3%
Mental Clarity 4.3% 12.9% 64.7% 13.8% 4.3%
Pain 2.6% 9.6% 84.3% 1.7% 1.7%
Patience 5.1% 11.9% 61.9% 17.8% 3.4%
Sexual Health 7.8% 3.4% 74.1% 11.2% 3.4%
Skin Complexion 2.6% 0.9% 88.6% 7.9% 0%
Sleep 2.6% 12.8% 58.1% 16.2% 10.3%
Stress Level 5.1% 12% 58.1% 21.4% 3.4%
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Commonly Reported Betahistine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 55.3% 14.5% 11.8% 15.8% 2.6%
Blurred Vision 67% 17.4% 11% 2.8% 1.8%
Breathing Difficulties 81.1% 6.8% 5.4% 2.7% 4.1%
Change in Sex Drive 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 68.4% 18.4% 7.9% 5.3% 0%
Confusion 74% 18.2% 2.6% 1.3% 3.9%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 90.6% 4.2% 2.1% 3.1% 0%
Delirium 89.6% 3.1% 3.1% 2.1% 2.1%
Depression 61.8% 15.8% 14.5% 6.6% 1.3%
Diarrhea 76% 13.3% 6.7% 1.3% 2.7%
Dizziness 53.2% 22.1% 9.1% 9.1% 6.5%
Drowsiness 54.1% 16.2% 15.3% 9.9% 4.5%
Dry Mouth 50% 25.5% 11.2% 7.1% 6.1%
Dry Nose 79.2% 9.4% 5.2% 4.2% 2.1%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 62.5% 11.5% 9.4% 8.3% 8.3%
Fatigue 52% 17.3% 14.7% 10.7% 5.3%
Fever 89% 8.2% 2.7% 0% 0%
Gas 68.9% 13.5% 9.5% 5.4% 2.7%
Headache 46.1% 19.7% 22.4% 7.9% 3.9%
Insomnia 55.5% 17.3% 16.4% 6.4% 4.5%
Irregular Heartbeat 73% 14.9% 10.8% 1.4% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 64.5% 14.5% 11.8% 7.9% 1.3%
Muscle Cramping 71.6% 17.6% 8.1% 1.4% 1.4%
Nausea 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 73% 12.2% 9.5% 4.1% 1.4%
Sexual Dysfunction 81.1% 9.5% 5.4% 1.4% 2.7%
Skin Rash 77.1% 2.9% 8.6% 5.7% 5.7%
Stomach Ache 62.7% 14.7% 14.7% 6.7% 1.3%
Sweating 64.9% 11.3% 9.3% 10.3% 4.1%
Vomiting 86.5% 7.3% 2.1% 3.1% 1%
Wheezing 81.2% 8.3% 3.1% 6.2% 1%
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Less Commonly Reported Betahistine Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 75.3% 10.3% 6.2% 4.1% 4.1%
Anorexia 97.9% 2.1% 0% 0% 0%
Bloating 77.1% 8.6% 2.9% 0% 11.4%
Change in Weight 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 68.6% 14.3% 2.9% 8.6% 5.7%
Constipation 71.4% 8.6% 5.7% 11.4% 2.9%
Disorientation 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Dry Skin 82.3% 6.2% 5.2% 3.1% 3.1%
Energy Loss 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Fainting 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Increased Urination 68.6% 5.7% 11.4% 11.4% 2.9%
Indigestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 80% 11.4% 2.9% 0% 5.7%
Loss of Taste 82.3% 8.3% 4.2% 2.1% 3.1%
Reduced Libido 73.9% 4.3% 8.7% 4.3% 8.7%
Seizures 99% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Slurred Speech 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 1.9%
Seizure 0.2%
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10 Sep 2017 I feel safe in my home although at times I can move about in a haze and off balance. I use a walking stick for outings once again I always seem to be in a cloudy haze and off. balance. Six months after a closure of an inner ear cavity prone to infection for 60years I experienced three violent vertigo attacks and was taken to hospital with extremely high blood pressure. Vertigo was diagnosed the second visit. Menieres the third visit and Betahistine prescribed. After another three months and bad side effects I had a MRI scan nothing seemed to be picked up and fluid was put down to the causes. I have been told I could come right eventually. I feel my age is against me for this to happen 78 years old and I am stuck with this awful sensation despite help from the drug. I lost my hearing in the operated ear and have bad hearing in my right ear I wear an aid daily sometimes give my ear a rest from it.
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11 Mar 2016 not sure if this medication works for me,
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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.
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07 Mar 2015 I think it has definitely helped with my tinnitus symptoms.
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