Questions and answers

Can I take betahistine with coffee?

Can I take betahistine with coffee?

This medication may irritate the stomach, and should be taken with food. It is best to avoid coffee, spicy food or alcohol.

Can betahistine raise blood pressure?

Increases in vestibular blood flow and decreases in blood pressure were observed in response to betahistine infusions. Pretreatment with thioperamide maleate abolished these changes at low doses of betahistine and attenuated the responses at higher doses of betahistine.

How long should you take betahistine for vertigo?

If you take betahistine every day it is unlikely to stop all attacks, but it may reduce the number and/or the severity of your attacks. Your doctor may advise a trial of betahistine for 6-12 months to see if it helps to reduce your symptoms. If it does, it can then be continued.

What drugs should not be taken with betahistine?

There may be an interaction between betahistine and any of the following:

  • antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine, cetirizine, chlorpheniramine)
  • beta-2 agonists (e.g., salbutamol, salmeterol, fenoterol, formoterol)
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs; e.g., moclobemide, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine)

Does betahistine reduce blood pressure?

This medicine works by improving blood flow in the inner ear. This lowers the build up of pressure. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Betahistine.

Can I eat eggs if I have vertigo?

Note that some people are able to manage their Vertigo symptoms by changing their diet. Meniere’s Disease and Migraines can be triggered by certain things that we eat….

FOODS TO USE Egg whites.
QUANTITY PERMITTED 7/week max. (flaw: 2/week max.)
FOODS TO AVOID Egg yolks. Fish eggs: caviar, shad roe, etc.

What foods cure vertigo?

Ginger may ease vertigo associated symptoms, like nausea, lightheadedness and vomiting. Ginger roots are counted as the best foods for vertigo. Drinking ginger tea daily is quite effective in treating vertigo.