Betaserc Apathy Side Effect Reports
The following Betaserc Apathy side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Apathy, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Betaserc or it might take time to develop.
|Transient Ischaemic Attack, Paraesthesia, Skin Odour Abnormal, Loss Of Consciousness, Somnolence, Confusional State, Fatigue, Apathy, Hepatic Cyst|
This Apathy side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska). A 78-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: deafness,diabetes mellitus. The patient was prescribed Betaserc (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 01, 2004. Concurrently used drugs:
Betaserc Apathy Causes and Reviews
What is Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the most common types of dementia in older adults. Dementia is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities. These functions include
- Language skills
- Visual perception (your ability to make sense of what you see)
- Problem solving
- Trouble with everyday tasks
- The ability to focus and pay attention
There are two types of LBD: dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia.
Both types cause the same changes in the brain. And, over time, they can cause similar symptoms. The main difference is in when the cognitive (thinking) and movement symptoms start.
Dementia with Lewy bodies causes problems with thinking ability that seem similar to Alzheimer's disease. Later, it also causes other symptoms, such as movement symptoms, visual hallucinations, and certain sleep disorders. It also causes more trouble with mental activities than with memory.
Parkinson's disease dementia starts as a movement disorder. It first causes the symptoms of Parkinson's disease: slowed movement, muscle stiffness, tremor, and a shuffling walk. Later on, it causes dementia.What causes Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
LBD happens when Lewy bodies build up in parts of the brain that control memory, thinking, and movement. Lewy bodies are abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein. Researchers don't know exactly why these deposits form. But they do know that other diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, also involve a build-up of that protein.Who is at risk for Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
The biggest risk factor for LBD is age; most people who get it are over age 50. People who have a family history of LBD are also at higher risk.What are the symptoms of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
LBD is a progressive disease. This means that the symptoms start slowly and get worse over time. The most common symptoms include changes in cognition, movement, sleep, and behavior:
- Dementia, which is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities
- Changes in concentration, attention, alertness, and wakefulness. These changes usually happen from day to day. But sometimes they can also happen throughout the same day.
- Visual hallucinations, which means seeing things that are not there
- Problems with movement and posture, including slowness of movement, difficulty walking, and muscle stiffness. These are called parkinsonian motor symptoms.
- REM sleep behavior disorder, a condition in which a person seems to act out dreams. It may include vivid dreaming, talking in one's sleep, violent movements, or falling out of bed. This may be the earliest symptom of LBD in some people. It can appear several years before any other LBD symptoms.
- Changes in behavior and mood, such as depression, anxiety, and Apathy (a lack of interest in normal daily activities or events)
In the early stages of LBD, symptoms can be mild, and people can function fairly normally. As the disease gets worse, people with LBD need more help due to problems with thinking and movement. In the later stages of the disease, they often cannot care for themselves.How is Lewy body dementia (LBD) diagnosed?
There isn't one test that can diagnose LBD. It is important to see an experienced doctor to get a diagnosis. This would usually be specialist such as a neurologist. The doctor will
- Do a medical history, including taking a detailed account of the symptoms. The doctor will talk to both the patient and caregivers.
- Do physical and neurological exams
- Do tests to rule out other conditions that could cause similar symptoms. These could include blood tests and brain imaging tests.
- Do neuropsychological tests to evaluate memory and other cognitive functions
LBD can be hard to diagnose, because Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease cause similar symptoms. Scientists think that Lewy body disease might be related to these diseases, or that they sometimes happen together.
It's also important to know which type of LBD a person has, so the doctor can treat that type's particular symptoms. It also helps the doctor understand how the disease will affect the person over time. The doctor makes a diagnosis based on when certain symptoms start:
- If cognitive symptoms start within a year of movement problems, the diagnosis is dementia with Lewy bodies
- If cognitive problems start more than a year after the movement problems, the diagnosis is Parkinson's disease dementia
There is no cure for LBD, but treatments can help with the symptoms:
- Medicines may help with some of the cognitive, movement, and psychiatric symptoms
- Physical therapy can help with movement problems
- Occupational therapy may help find ways to more easily do everyday activities
- Speech therapy may help with swallowing difficulties and trouble speaking loudly and clearly
- Mental health counseling can help people with LBD and their families learn how to manage difficult emotions and behaviors. It can also help them plan for the future.
- Music or art therapy may reduce anxiety and improve well-being
Support groups can also be helpful for people with LBD and their caregivers. Support groups can give emotional and social support. They are also a place where people can share tips about how to deal with day-to-day challenges.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Betaserc Apathy Reviews
|Fri, 15 Jun 2012|
I have experienced many unusual Betaserc symptoms like tinnitus for almost a decade. This post is so helpful to me. Thanks for sharing with us.
|Tue, 20 Mar 2012|
I started Betaserc 24mg two weeks ago and have already experienced markedly reduced benign positional vertigo symptoms that I have been having for the past two years. No side Effects noticed.
|Wed, 20 Feb 2013|
I had Menier's and experienced wonderful results using Beta Serc, made by Solvay Labs, France I regained 75% of my hearing loss. Beta Serc is well know for no known side effects nor interactions with other drugs. I now have a normal life. I was taking 1 x 24mg twice a day for the first 6 months, 1 a day the following 6 months. I find that when I do things to irritate Menier's that caused the effects described above, not the drug. I went to France and saw a specialist and that was his recommended dosage. I would also mention that I do have tinnitus but I had that long before I took Beta Serc. I am sure that most of us are not really aware until we have something like Menier's. Tinnitus is aggregated by, stress, salt, caffeine and believe it or not ASPIRIN. Please don't rule out Beta Serc until you research for yourself. It was worth it.
|Mon, 06 Feb 2012|
sharp and unbearable pain in stomach and intestinal areas, resulting in heavy perspiration which worsen daily since starting on Bertasac 24 twice a day a week ago. Decided to stop taking it. Checking internet now for solutions.
|Tue, 27 Aug 2013|
I've been using Betaserc 16mg for over 7 years now. It changed my life. Migraines are normal symptoms of maniers along with fatigue. My doctor orders me 6 tablets of 16mg a day since I need to take loads to work as my maniers is severe. Used to spend sometimes 4 months feeling bad and now it takes only days or a week to stop the dizziness. I can only thank God for these pills. Also my doctor told me to stop any kind of salt like preserves, ham, cheese etc alcohol and caffein. It helped loads for my ringing in the ear and pressure to calm down!
|Wed, 27 Jan 2010|
l just know that, l having a Vertigo.
thank you very much
|Tue, 23 Feb 2010|
After doctor diagnose me with vertigo, she gave me Betaserc 24. 2 days after taking Betaserc:
-I tend to sleep a lot and feel lazy to do any of my work
A week after taking Betaserc:
I just wish if doctors have any other way to treat Vertigo because I need to be active just like before as I'm a student and have many assignment that require me to travel a lot. If anyone have experience the same thing as I and manage to overcome with, please do not hesitate to email me, ninasuhaily.com.
|Fri, 20 Jan 2012|
I was having dizziness through out the day especially worse in the evenings. Went to an ENT after the brain MRI. It appears that it is my ear problem. Was given Betaserc 24 and i took it for 3 months. The following is what i suffered after taking the tablet:
Stopped the medication now for 2 months. Feel much better with the dizziness not so bad as before. Can drive and nausea off and on. I rather suffer the ear problem than to take this stupid medication. It made my problems worst. When i asked the ENT on the next follow-up, he just smile and said it is the side effects of the tablet. He also told me the ear problem can never be cured and will only get worst as you grow older. Do the following to avoid getting worst:
Like someone posted earlier, let you brains learn and adapt to the change in your ear. Like it or not most of will have the problem once we reach 55 years and above. So slow down and change your life style. Food wise avoid or reduce the amount of chilli, garlic, onion and sour ones especially reduce intake of Nasi Lemak and Spicy food. Once in a while is ok but too much and your ears will go.
I am not a doctor but i am the suffering patient who has gone through all this. Frankly, I have lost confidence in doctors in Malaysia especially ENTs. I spent about 9K (including scoping my intestines and stomach) just find there is nothing wrong except my ears and that cannot be cured. Avoid medication because you will have to take this continuously until you die. The problem will come back after sometime and it will be worst than before. Let your brain take care, learn to live with it.
|Sat, 19 Jun 2010|
i am always exhausted i dont know the reason ,DOC advise me to take Betaserc but i am scare due to bad side effect which listed by more than one
|Thu, 16 Dec 2010|
my name is zia i am taking a betaserac 16mg, 3 time a day when i feel dizness and vomting doctore tod me your boday blance not proper then you feel this dizness and vomting, this is good more me please help me