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Betahistine Cholestasis Side Effects

Betahistine Cholestasis Side Effect Reports


The following Betahistine Cholestasis side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Cholestasis, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Betahistine or it might take time to develop.



Liver Function Test Abnormal, Cholestasis, Myositis

This Cholestasis side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM. A 83-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Betahistine (dosage: NA), which was started on Apr 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Felodipine
  • Doxycycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Bumetanide
  • Clopidogrel
  • Fluoxetine
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
When starting to take Betahistine the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Cholestasis
  • Myositis
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Betahistine.
Myositis, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Cholestasis

This Cholestasis Betahistine side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM on Jul 14, 2011. A Female , 83 years of age, was treated with Betahistine. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Myositis
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Cholestasis
. Betahistine dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Omeprazole
  • Doxycycline
  • Fluoxetine
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Lactulose
  • Acetaminophen
  • Atorvastatin
  • Ramipril
The patient was hospitalized.
Cholestasis, Myositis, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal

This is a Betahistine Hydrochloride side effect report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betahistine Hydrochloride (dosage:NA, start time: Apr 01, 2011), combined with:
  • Bumetanide
  • Clopidogrel
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Omeprazole
  • Felodipine
  • Lactulose
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate
  • Doxycycline Hyclate (200 Mg, Single)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Cholestasis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cholestasis
  • Myositis
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betahistine Hydrochloride treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Cholestasis.


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Betahistine Cholestasis Causes and Reviews


Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile:

  • Gallstones, which can increase pressure in the gallbladder and cause a gallbladder attack. The pain usually lasts from one to several hours.
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Birth defects, such as biliary atresia. It is the most common reason for liver transplants in children in the United States.
  • Inflammation, which can cause scarring. Over time, this can lead to liver failure.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Betahistine Cholestasis Reviews

Sat, 21 Aug 2010

Everytime taken causes increased heart rate, resulting in difficulty sleeping. Also causes skin itching and bad headache behind eyes. I have persevered, though, taking the drug periodically, when my vertigo recurs.

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