Betahistine (Serc)

A histamine analog and H1 receptor agonist that serves as a vasodilator. It is used in MENIERE DISEASE and in vascular headaches but may exacerbate bronchial asthma and peptic ulcers.
Also Known As:
Serc; PT 9; PT9; Fidium; Vertigon; Aequamen; Aliud Brand of Betahistine Mesylate; Altana Pharma Brand of Betahistine Mesylate; Betahistin AL; Betahistin Stada; Betahistin-ratiopharm; Betahistine Biphar; Betahistine Dihydrobromide; Betahistine Dihydrochloride; Betahistine Hydrochloride; Betahistine Mesylate; Betahistine Methanesulfonate; Betahistine Methanesulphonate; Betaserc; Betavert; Bouchara Brand of Betahistine Hydrochloride; By-Vertin; Byk Gulden Brand of Betahistine Hydrochloride; Dexo Brand of Betahistine Mesylate; Ergha Brand of Betahistine Hydrochloride; Eurim Brand of Betahistine Hydrochloride; Extovyl; Fides Ecopharma Brand of Betahistine Hydrochloride; Gerard Brand of Betahistine Hydrochloride; Hennig Brand of Betahistine Mesylate; Lectil; Medopharm Brand of Betahistine Mesylate; Melopat; Mersilon; PT-9; Ribrain; Solvay Brand of Betahistine Hydrochloride; Stadapharm Brand of Betahistine Mesylate; Unimed Brand of Betahistine Hydrochloride; Vasomotal; ratiopharm Brand of Betahistine Mesylate; Betahistin ratiopharm; By Vertin; Dihydrobromide, Betahistine; Dihydrochloride, Betahistine; Hydrochloride, Betahistine; Mesylate, Betahistine; Methanesulfonate, Betahistine; Methanesulphonate, Betahistine; 2-Pyridineethanamine, N-methyl-
Networked: 177 relevant articles (40 outcomes, 61 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Bio-Agent Context: Research Results


1. Strupp, Michael: 8 articles (04/2015 - 05/2008)
2. Brandt, Thomas: 7 articles (04/2015 - 05/2008)
3. Lian, Jiamei: 6 articles (10/2015 - 09/2012)
4. Deng, Chao: 6 articles (10/2015 - 09/2012)
5. Strupp, M: 5 articles (12/2015 - 01/2013)
6. Huang, Xu-Feng: 5 articles (01/2015 - 09/2012)
7. Pai, Nagesh: 5 articles (01/2015 - 09/2012)
8. Baumann, Wolfgang: 4 articles (06/2012 - 01/2005)
9. Mira, E: 4 articles (01/2008 - 01/2000)
10. Lacour, Michel: 3 articles (01/2013 - 06/2002)

Related Diseases

1. Vertigo (Positional Vertigo)
2. Tinnitus
3. Meniere Disease (Menieres Disease)
4. Vestibular Neuronitis (Vestibular Neuritis)
02/01/2013 - "Although progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of most peripheral vestibular disorders, more state-of-the-art trials are needed on the treatment of bilateral vestibulopathy to prove the efficacy of balance training, of vestibular neuritis (in terms of recovery of peripheral vestibular function and central compensation), of vestibular paroxysmia to prove the effects of carbamazepine, and of Menière's disease to find the optimal dosage of betahistine."
12/01/2015 - "Clinical studies and meta-analyses demonstrated that betahistine is effective and safe in the treatment of Ménière's disease, BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), vestibular neuronitis, and other types of peripheral vertigo. "
06/01/2012 - "Comparison of the therapeutic efficacy of a fixed low-dose combination of cinnarizine and dimenhydrinate with betahistine in vestibular neuritis: a randomized, double-blind, non-inferiority study."
01/01/2008 - "Betahistine was significantly more often prescribed for "unspecified" dizziness, vestibular neuritis, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; but not for Meniere's disease. "
07/01/2011 - "Thus, although progress has been made in the treatment of vestibular neuritis, some forms of pathological nystagmus, and EA 2, controlled, masked trials are still needed to evaluate treatments for many vestibular and ocular motor disorders, including betahistine for Ménière's disease, oxcarbazepine for vestibular paroxysmia, or metoprolol for vestibular migraine."
5. Weight Gain

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Cinnarizine (Cinna)
2. olanzapine (Zyprexa)
3. Trimetazidine (Vastarel)
4. Flunarizine
5. Carbon Monoxide
6. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
7. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)
8. Histamine (Histamine Dihydrochloride)
9. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
10. Dimenhydrinate (DMH)

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Hyperbaric Oxygenation
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
3. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
4. Lasers (Laser)
5. Aftercare (After-Treatment)