Vertistar 16 tablet contains betahistine. It belongs to the class of medicines known as anti-vertigo and helps to relieve symptoms of Meniere's syndrome like vertigo, ringing in the ears, hearing loss and nausea. Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, indigestion and headache. This medicine must be used with caution in individuals suffering from or having a history of stomach ulcers and in patients suffering from asthma as this tablet can worsen the condition. Tell your doctor all about your health conditions before taking this medicine....
Q: What should be discussed with my healthcare professional before I start the treatment with these medicines?
A: Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor about your medical history including allergies, stomach ulcers (past or active), asthma and pheochromocytoma.
Q: We are planning to travel to a hilly region, my child gets motion sickness, can I give the Vertistar 16 tablet to my child?
A: No, this medicine shouldn't be given to anyone below 18 years of age. There are other medicines your doctor can prescribe for your child for motion sickness.
Q: Can I take this medicine on an empty stomach?
A: This medicine must be taken either with or after having food as consuming it on an empty stomach may increase the stomach-related side effects.
Q: What if I accidentally take a high dose of Vertistar 16mg tablet?
A: You may experience nausea, abdominal pain, sleepiness, vomiting, fits, indigestion, impaired balance or coordination, lung or heart complications if you take this tablet in more than the recommended quantities. Thus, please follow the guidelines as directed by your doctor and in case if you experience symptoms or side effects you are advised to visit your doctor or nearest hospital.