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Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules

Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules are solid dosage forms, enclosed in either gelatin or vegetarian shells. These capsules are designed for easy swallowing and precise dosage delivery. They are primarily used in the treatment of conditions such as Meniere's Disease, Vestibular Neuritis, Labyrinthitis, Vertigo, and Tinnitus.

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Formula Information

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Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules are a prescription medication primarily used to manage and treat conditions such as vertigo, Meniere's disease, and tinnitus. The active ingredient, Betahistine, is an antihistamine that functions by augmenting the amount of histamine in the body, thereby alleviating the symptoms associated with these conditions. The medication is encapsulated in two gelatin or vegetarian shells, which not only facilitate easy swallowing but also ensure a precise dosage of the active ingredients.

The capsules are typically taken orally, once or twice daily, depending on the specific instructions provided by the healthcare provider. Generally, Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules are well tolerated by most patients. However, some may experience common side effects such as nausea, headache, and dizziness. It's important for patients to be aware that Betahistine may interact with other medications, including but not limited to anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, and certain antibiotics. Additionally, Betahistine may cause drowsiness, and as such, it is advised not to take this medication while driving or operating heavy machinery.

It is crucial to note that Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules are not recommended for use in children under the age of 18. Furthermore, the medication should not be used in patients with a known hypersensitivity to Betahistine or any of its components. As with any medication, it is essential to discuss your medical history and current medications with your healthcare provider before starting Betahistine.

If you have any questions or concerns about Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Bayview Pharmacy. Our team of compounding pharmacists is here to assist you with any queries you may have regarding this medication.

Drug Interactions

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Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules, a solid dosage form composed of two gelatin or vegetarian shells enclosing the medication, may interact with a variety of other medications, supplements, or herbal products. It is crucial for patients to inform their healthcare provider of all substances they are currently taking before starting this medication.

Interactions may occur with anticholinergic medications such as atropine, scopolamine, and glycopyrrolate, potentially increasing the risk of side effects. Anticoagulants like warfarin, heparin, and aspirin may also interact with Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules, potentially increasing the risk of bleeding.

Antihistamines such as diphenhydramine and cetirizine, anticonvulsants like phenytoin and carbamazepine, and antifungal medications such as ketoconazole and fluconazole may all interact with Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules, potentially increasing the risk of side effects.

Antibiotics like penicillin and ciprofloxacin, diuretics such as furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide, and other medications used to treat vertigo, migraine, or tinnitus, such as meclizine, promethazine, sumatriptan, ergotamine, lidocaine, and amitriptyline, may all interact with Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules, potentially increasing the risk of side effects.

If you have any questions about the interactions of Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules with other medications, supplements, or herbal products, please do not hesitate to reach out for further information.

How Does it Work

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Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules are a solid dosage form, composed of two shells, either gelatin or vegetarian, that enclose the medication. This design allows for easy swallowing and ensures a precise dosage of the active ingredients. These capsules are primarily used in the treatment of vertigo, tinnitus, and Meniere's disease.

Betahistine, the active ingredient, is an antihistamine that functions by increasing the amount of histamine in the inner ear. This action helps to alleviate the symptoms associated with vertigo, tinnitus, and Meniere's disease. The medication is typically taken orally, with or without food, once or twice a day. The specific dosage and duration of treatment are determined based on the severity of the condition being treated.

It is crucial to take Betahistine exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Taking more or less than the prescribed amount can lead to unwanted side effects or reduced effectiveness of the medication. Some potential side effects of Betahistine include nausea, headache, dizziness, and drowsiness. If you experience any of these side effects, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Furthermore, it is essential to inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are currently taking, as there may be potential interactions with Betahistine. If you have any questions or concerns about Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules or its use in treating vertigo, tinnitus, and Meniere's disease, do not hesitate to seek medical advice.

Other Uses

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Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules are a solid dosage form, composed of two shells, either gelatin or vegetarian, that enclose the medication. This design allows for convenient and easy swallowing, while ensuring a precise dosage of the active ingredients. These capsules are primarily used to treat a variety of conditions related to the inner ear.

One such condition is Ménière's Syndrome, a disorder that can cause symptoms such as vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss. Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules may also be used to treat vertigo caused by other conditions such as vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Furthermore, these capsules may be used to alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus, which can manifest as ringing, buzzing, or roaring in the ears.

It is crucial to understand that Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules should only be used to treat the conditions listed above. If you have any questions or concerns about the use of this formulation for any other condition, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional. Please note that the information provided here is intended to be comprehensive, but it is not exhaustive. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition and treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules?

Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules is a medication used to treat certain conditions. It is a solid dosage form composed of two gelatin or vegetarian shells that enclose the medication, allowing for convenient and easy swallowing, and providing a precise dosage of the active ingredients.

What are the benefits of taking Betahistine Dihydrochloride in capsule form?

The capsule form of Betahistine Dihydrochloride allows for easy swallowing and ensures a precise dosage of the active ingredients. This can be particularly beneficial for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets or those who require a specific dosage of the medication.

Are the capsules made of gelatin or are they vegetarian?

The capsules can be made of either gelatin or a vegetarian alternative. This makes them suitable for a wide range of dietary requirements.

How should I store Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules?

Store the capsules in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Always keep them in their original packaging until it is time to take them.

Can I open the capsule and take the medication if I have difficulty swallowing?

It is not recommended to open the capsule and take the medication as it may affect the effectiveness of the drug. If you have difficulty swallowing, consult your healthcare provider for alternative options.

What is the recommended dosage of Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules?

The recommended dosage will depend on the individual patient's condition and response to treatment. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to catch up.

What are the potential side effects of Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules?

Side effects can include nausea, stomach upset, and headache. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Can I take Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules with other medications?

Always inform your healthcare provider about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product.

Who should not take Betahistine Dihydrochloride 12 mg Capsules?

People with a known allergy to Betahistine Dihydrochloride or any of the other ingredients in the capsules should not take this medication. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting any new medication.

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