RateADrug.com Logo The users guide
to prescription drugs
and supplements
Finding the right
medication is important
Let RateADrug help.
  • Evaluate your current medication
  • Compare conventional and alternative therapies
  • Get information without drug company bias
 Home |Compare Treatments |Evaluate Your Treatment |Symptom Feedback |Drugs A to Z |Supplements A to Z |More Tools
Search for a Treatment  
Find Treatments by Condition       
Browse by name:
Aa-Ab | Ac | Ad-Ak | Al | Am | An-Ap | Aq-Ar | As-Az  Hide
Ba-Bd | Be-Bh | Bi-Bo | Bp-Br | Bs-Bz  Hide
Ca | Cb-Ce | Cf-Ch | Ci | Cj-Cl | Cm-Co | Cp-Cz  Hide
Da-Dd | De | Df-Di |Dj-Do | Dp-Dz  Hide
Ea-El | Em-Ep | Eq-Es | Et | Eu-Ez  Hide
Fa-Fd | Fe-Fh | Fi-Fk | Fl | Fm-Ft | Fu-Fz  Hide
Ha-He | Hf-Hz  Hide
Ia-Il | Im-In | Io-Ip | Iq-Iz  Hide
La-Ld | Le| Lf-Ln| Lo | Lp-Lz  Hide
Na | Nb-Nh | Ni | Nj-Nz  Hide
Oa-Op | Oq-Ow | Ox-Oz  Hide
Pa | Pb-Pe | Pf-Ph | Pi | Pj-Pr | Ps-Pz  Hide
Ra-Rd | Re | Rf-Rz  Hide
Ta-Td | Te | Tf-Th | Ti | Tj-Tq | Tra-Tri | Trj-Tz  Hide
Compare Treatments
Search by Condition
submit to reddit Delicious

Meniere's Disease & Vertigo treatment

Description
Ménière's disease is a labyrinthine dysfunction also known as endolymphatic hydrops. It is an ear fluid disorder leading to balance problems. It is characterized by recurring episodes of vertigo, ringing in the ears or vertigo; and difficulty/loss of hearing usually in one ear.
Causes
While the exact cause of Ménière’s disease is not know, it could result from excess production or decreased absorption of endolymph, which causes endolymphatic hydrops or endolymphatic hypertension, with subsequent disintegration of the vestibular and cochlear hair cells. It could also arise from autonomic nervous system dysfunction which causes temporary narrowing of blood capillaries that supply View more...
Prevention
Avoiding salty food; alcohol consumption; smoking; and caffeine help prevent Meniere’s disease. Reducing stress, loud and noisy areas; sudden movements; also, preventing any ear infection by various treatments is essential for prevention of Meniere's disease. In addition to the above wearing a helmet or protective head gear while bicycling; or riding any two wheeler; playing baseball, in-line skat View more...
Common Symptoms
Periodic episodes of rotatory vertigo or lack of balance; dizziness; fluctuating progressive low-frequency hearing loss; tinnitus or ringing in the ears; a feeling of "fullness" or pressure build-up in the ear; photophobia; and profuse sweating. All symptoms are aggravated by motion.
Rare Symptoms
Sleepiness could follow for several hours post an episode of vertigo; vomiting during the attacks; one-sided tinnitus where there is ringing experienced in one ear only; giddiness; vertigo on waking up; loss of hearing volume; and loss of hearing clarity; violent paroxysmal attacks last from 10 minutes to several hours. During an acute attack, and other symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting, an View more...
Traditional Treatment
Pharmacological treatment includes atropine which could stop within half an hour. Epinephrine or diphenhydramine could be administered in case of severe attacks. Mild forms of attacks could be controlled using dimenhydrinate, meclizine, diphenhydramine, or diazepam. Patients suffering from this condition might be required to take a diuretic or vasodilator and inhibit sodium intake to less than 2 g View more...
Alternative Treatment
Supplements of calcium; chromium picolinate; lipase enzyme; manganese; magnesium; calcium; vinpocetine; and vitamin B3 or niacin. Herbal remedies include: cayenne pepper; ginko biloba; coenzyme Q10; lipoic acid; and vitamin C with bioflavinoids; and colloidal silver. Homeopathic remedies include: Aurum; calcarea carbonica; carbo vegetabilis; china also known as cinchona officinalis; chininum sulph View more...
Treatment Comparison
Choose a Condition:
Show results for:
BrandsEffectivenessHolistic BenefitsSide
Effects
Number of Ratings
10 8.12 2.17 2 Get Info
9 5.4 3.21 1 Get Info
6.5 6.33 4.87 2 Get Info
5.3 5.33 5.5 33 Get Info
5 3 0 3 Get Info
0 0 0 0 Get Info
View All About these Scores Get Your Score
Meniere's Disease & Vertigo Treatments
(Shown in order of most frequently rated)
16 Drugs
2 Supplements
Famous People with Depression
SmallMary Kate Olsen.jpg

Mary Kate Olsen

Mary Kate Olsen has struggled with depression, ADD and the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.

SmallOwenWilsonMay07.jpg

Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson has struggled with depression for years, and despite taking anti-depressants tried to commit suicide in 2007.

SmallSheryl_Crow.jpg

Sheryl Crow

When Crow suffered a bad stretch of depression in 2003, the musician began an exercise routine and took Prozac to assist in her recovery.

SmallJim_Carrey_horton_hears_a_who_2008-crop.jpg

Jim Carrey

This comedian is self-proclaimed to be a "weird, serious person," and has been battling clinical depression since childhood.

SmallLarry_King.jpg

Larry King

Late night talk show host Larry King had a bout with depression after having heart surgery in 1987.




For Your Health



Affiliates click here

Directory of Sponsored Services

Health begins with Knowledge. Visit our sponsors on your journey to a healthier, happier life.

Patient Resources

Legal / Regulatory Notices

Health Practitioners

Wellness Products

Clinical Trials / Research

Lifestyle

Medication Name: