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Betahistine - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Betahistine cause?

  • ​Nausea
    • Take with or after food to reduce the symptom
  • Headache
  • Stomach discomfort such as indigestion

Before taking Betahistine , what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if: 

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies. 
  • Medical conditions such as heart or liver disease, peptic ulcer, pheochromocytoma (tumour on the adrenal gland) or asthma

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Betahistine ?

Betahistine - Additional Information

​The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following: 

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

  • Updated on 7/31/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Sengkang General Hospital Sengkang General Hospital
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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