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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2013; 4(4): 118-128

Anti vertigo Drugs-Revisited

Ajeet Kumar Khilnani*, Rekha Thaddanee**, Gurudas Khilnani***.

Vertigo is a sense of whirling and rotation and is frequently associated with nausea and vomiting. Vertigo is a cardinal manifestation of vestibular disorders. Pharmacotherapy is required for symptomatic treatment of vertigo and motion sickness irrespective of the aetiology. Drugs like cinnarizine, betahistine and scopolamine are time honoured drugs. Antihistaminics and phenothiazines are also useful agents. Surprisingly, very few newer agents have shown undisputed efficacy against vertigo. This review describes the neurotransmitters involved in the genesis of vertigo and current status and evolution of appropriate pharmacological options for the treatment. [Khilnani AK et al NJIRM 2013; 4(4) : 118-128]

Key words: Anticholinergic drugs for vertigo, Antihistaminics as antivertigo drugs, Pharmacotherapy of vertigo

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