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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Betahistine, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Betahistine side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Betahistine.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Betahistine side effects are:
Missed Period (11 reports)
Hyponatremia (6 reports)
More Dizzy Than Before Taking It (4 reports)
Severe Headache (4 reports)
Itching (4 reports)
Ii Had My Period Late (3 reports)
Headache (2 reports)
Insomnia (2 reports)
Nausea (1 reports)
Numbness (1 reports)
Period Gone On For 10 Days (1 reports)
Proxatil (1 reports)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (eg, physician, pharmacist). Your health care provider can provide additional clinical information and complete a copy of the side effect reporting form.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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Betahistine Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Betahistine reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Betahistine on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Aortic Aneurysm, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Peptic Ulcer, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
on Nov 12, 2012 Male from GB , 70 years of age, weighting 194.7 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betahistine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betahistine side effects: aortic aneurysm, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, peptic ulcer, type 2 diabetes mellitus. Betahistine dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Nasal Cavity Packing, Epistaxis
Patient was taking Betahistine. Patient felt the following Betahistine side effects: nasal cavity packing, epistaxis on Jun 19, 2012 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female , 86 years of age, weighting 159.6 lb, was diagnosed with and. Betahistine dosage: 48mg Per Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ranitidine (300mg Per Day)
  • Beconase (4iuax Per Day)
  • Clopidogrel (75mg Per Day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Irritability, Dizziness, Disorientation, Speech Disorder, Vertigo, Confusional State
Adverse event was reported on May 31, 2012 by a Male taking Betahistine Hydrochloride (Dosage: 16 Mg, 2x/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: PORTUGAL , 50 years of age, weighting 196.2 lb, After Betahistine was administered, patient encountered several Betahistine side effects: irritability, dizziness, disorientation, speech disorder, vertigo, confusional state.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Bupropion Hydrochloride (150 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lyrica (100 Mg, 3x/day)


Convulsion, Drop Attacks
on May 23, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 67 years of age, weighting 165.8 lb, was treated with Betahistine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betahistine side effects: convulsion, drop attacks. Betahistine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Atorvastatin Calcium
  • Calcichew D3
  • Lamotrigine
  • Fluticasone Propionate/salmeterol
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide
  • Acetaminophen
  • Omeprazole
  • Aspirin



Self-injurious Ideation, Violence-related Symptom, Thinking Abnormal
on May 18, 2012 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 47 years of age, weighting 165.3 lb, was treated with Betahistine. Patient felt the following Betahistine side effects: self-injurious ideation, violence-related symptom, thinking abnormal. Betahistine dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Gaviscon
  • Lansoprazole
  • Pregabalin
  • Cetirizine
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Candesartan Cilexetil
  • Acetaminophen And Codeine Phosphate
  • Acetaminophen


Syncope, Vomiting, Loss Of Consciousness, Dizziness
Patient was taking Betahistine. After Betahistine was administered, patient encountered several Betahistine side effects: syncope, vomiting, loss of consciousness, dizziness on Mar 23, 2012 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 136.7 lb, . Betahistine dosage: Prior To 2006.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Fybogel (Form: Sachet; Dose: 1 Satchet Daily)
  • Mabthera (Form: Vial; Batch No.: B6042 For 500 Mg Vial; Batch No.: B6007 For 100 Mg Vial)
  • Proclorperazina
  • Mabthera
  • Chlorambucil (Per Protocol: 10 Mg/m2/day P.o. Days 1-7, Permanently Discontinued.)
  • Mabthera (Permanently Discontinued.)
  • Aspirin
  • Omeprazole
Patient was hospitalized.

Cerebral Ischaemia
Adverse event was reported on Mar 20, 2012 by a Female taking Betahistine Hydrochloride (Dosage: 8 Mg, 3x/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: CHINA , 81 years of age, weighting 136.7 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betahistine side effects: cerebral ischaemia.
Associated medications used:
  • Axitinib (3 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Vitamin E (268 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Ascorbic Acid (100 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Vitamin B6 (10 Mg, 1x/day)


Blood Bilirubin Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Renal Impairment
on Mar 29, 2012 Female from GERMANY , weighting 257.9 lb, was treated with Betahistine Mesilate. Patient felt the following Betahistine side effects: blood bilirubin increased, alanine aminotransferase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, liver function test abnormal, renal impairment. Betahistine Mesilate dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Xarelto
  • Marcumar
  • Micardis
  • Lercanidipine
  • Heparin
Patient was hospitalized.

Malaise, Chest Pain, Dyspepsia, Abdominal Pain Upper, Dizziness, Alopecia, Sleep Disorder, Muscle Spasms, Vision Blurred
on Feb 23, 2012 Female from NETHERLANDS , 50 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, was treated with Betahistine. After Betahistine was administered, patient encountered several Betahistine side effects: malaise, chest pain, dyspepsia, abdominal pain upper, dizziness, alopecia, sleep disorder, muscle spasms, vision blurred. Betahistine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Alendronate Sodium (1 Tablet Per Dag)


Dyspnoea, Labyrinthitis, Oedema Peripheral
Patient was taking Betahistine (betahistine) (betahistine). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betahistine side effects: dyspnoea, labyrinthitis, oedema peripheral on Feb 07, 2012 from BRAZIL Additional patient health information: Female , 51 years of age, . Betahistine (betahistine) (betahistine) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Benicar Hct (20/12.5 Mg (1 In 1 D), Per Oral)
Patient was hospitalized.

Sinusitis, Feeling Abnormal, Gait Disturbance, Brain Hypoxia, Nervous System Disorder, Cerebrovascular Insufficiency
Adverse event was reported on Feb 01, 2012 by a Female taking Betahistine Dihydrochloride (Dosage: 1 Df, Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: BRAZIL , 46 years of age, Patient felt the following Betahistine side effects: sinusitis, feeling abnormal, gait disturbance, brain hypoxia, nervous system disorder, cerebrovascular insufficiency.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Trileptal (300 Mg, Bid)
  • Antidepressants (Unk Ukn, Unk)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (1 Df, Daily)
  • Enalapril Maleate (1 Df, Daily)


Leukoencephalopathy
on Jan 18, 2012 Female from BELGIUM , 77 years of age, was treated with Betahistine. After Betahistine was administered, patient encountered several Betahistine side effects: leukoencephalopathy. Betahistine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Methotrexate
  • Acetaminophen
  • Orencia (Last Admin: 15nov11.)
  • Strumazol


Transitional Cell Carcinoma
on Jan 04, 2012 Female from BELGIUM , weighting 116.8 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betahistine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betahistine side effects: transitional cell carcinoma. Betahistine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Michol
  • Pantoprazole
  • Revlimid (20 Milligram)


Encephalitis, Leukoencephalopathy
Patient was taking Betahistine. Patient felt the following Betahistine side effects: encephalitis, leukoencephalopathy on Jan 05, 2012 from BELGIUM Additional patient health information: Female , 77 years of age, . Betahistine dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Orencia (Last Admin: 15nov11.)
  • Methotrexate
  • Strumazol
  • Acetaminophen


Large Intestine Perforation, Hepatic Congestion, Infectious Peritonitis, Platelet Count Increased, Constipation, Pain, Neutrophil Count Increased, Large Intestinal Obstruction
Adverse event was reported on Jan 05, 2012 by a Female taking Betahistine (Dosage: 1 Ukn, Tid) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , weighting 152.1 lb, After Betahistine was administered, patient encountered several Betahistine side effects: large intestine perforation, hepatic congestion, infectious peritonitis, platelet count increased, constipation, pain, neutrophil count increased, large intestinal obstruction.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Metoclopramide (10 Mg, Tid)
  • Hyoscine Hydrobromide (150 Mg, Daily)
  • Nizatidine (150 Mg, At Night)
  • Clozaril (300 Mg, Bid)
  • Acetaminophen And Codeine Phosphate (2 Ukn, Tid)


Uveitis
on Dec 16, 2011 Male from AUSTRALIA , 77 years of age, weighting 218.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betahistine Dihydrochloride. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betahistine side effects: uveitis. Betahistine Dihydrochloride dosage: 30 Ml, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Ramipril (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Denosumab (60 Mg, Q6mo)
  • Stemetil (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Lipitor (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Cefaclor
  • Aspirin (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Goserelin Acetate (10.8 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Psoriasis
on Nov 17, 2011 Male from FRANCE , 54 years of age, was treated with Betahistine. Patient felt the following Betahistine side effects: psoriasis. Betahistine dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hyzaar
Patient was hospitalized.

Muscular Weakness, Malaise, Headache, Myalgia
Patient was taking Betahistine. After Betahistine was administered, patient encountered several Betahistine side effects: muscular weakness, malaise, headache, myalgia on Nov 04, 2011 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female , 57 years of age, . Betahistine dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Sodium Docusate (Unk)
  • Prochlorperazine (Unk)
  • Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Prednisolone (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Albuterol Sulfate Autohaler (Unk)
  • Warfarin Sodium (Unk)
  • Fluticasone Propionate/salmeterol (Unk)
  • Senna (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Liver Function Test Abnormal, Cholestasis, Myositis
Adverse event was reported on Aug 08, 2011 by a Female taking Betahistine (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 83 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betahistine side effects: liver function test abnormal, cholestasis, myositis.
Associated medications used:
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Felodipine
  • Doxycycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Bumetanide
  • Clopidogrel
  • Fluoxetine
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
Patient was hospitalized.

Decreased Appetite, Balance Disorder, Movement Disorder, Fall, Hyponatraemia, Hypokalaemia, Asthenia
on Aug 02, 2011 Female from FRANCE , 85 years of age, was treated with Betahistine Dihydrochloride. Patient felt the following Betahistine side effects: decreased appetite, balance disorder, movement disorder, fall, hyponatraemia, hypokalaemia, asthenia. Betahistine Dihydrochloride dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Previscan
  • Alendronic Acid
  • Nicardipine Hcl
  • Diacerein
  • Amiodarone Hcl
  • Forlax
  • Stresam
  • Indapamide
Patient was hospitalized.

Anaemia Megaloblastic, Vitamin B12 Deficiency
on Jul 28, 2011 Female from PORTUGAL , 85 years of age, weighting 165.3 lb, was treated with Betahistine. After Betahistine was administered, patient encountered several Betahistine side effects: anaemia megaloblastic, vitamin b12 deficiency. Betahistine dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Relmus (Unk)
  • Zurim (Unk)
  • Trausan (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Monoket (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Aspirin (Unk)
  • Tolvon (30 Mg, Unk)
  • Indapamide (Unk)
  • Ascorbic Acid/hesperidin Methyl Chalcone/ruscus Aculeatus (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Myositis, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Cholestasis
Patient was taking Betahistine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betahistine side effects: myositis, liver function test abnormal, cholestasis on Jul 14, 2011 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female , 83 years of age, . Betahistine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Omeprazole
  • Doxycycline
  • Fluoxetine
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Lactulose
  • Acetaminophen
  • Atorvastatin
  • Ramipril
Patient was hospitalized.

Cholestasis, Myositis, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal
Adverse event was reported on Jul 14, 2011 by a Female taking Betahistine Hydrochloride (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 83 years of age, Patient felt the following Betahistine side effects: cholestasis, myositis, blood creatine phosphokinase increased, liver function test abnormal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Bumetanide
  • Clopidogrel
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Omeprazole
  • Felodipine
  • Lactulose
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate
  • Doxycycline Hyclate (200 Mg, Single)
Patient was hospitalized.

Brain Herniation
on May 20, 2011 Male from GERMANY , weighting 165.3 lb, was treated with Betahistine. After Betahistine was administered, patient encountered several Betahistine side effects: brain herniation. Betahistine dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Omeprazole
  • Amlodipine
  • Tasigna (400 Mg, Bid)
  • Prednisone
  • Enalapril Maleate
  • Hydrochlorothiazde Tab
  • Magnesium
Patient was hospitalized.

Stomatitis
on May 12, 2011 Female from GERMANY , 67 years of age, weighting 176.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Betahistine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Betahistine side effects: stomatitis. Betahistine dosage: 24 Mg, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Vitamin A (800 Iu, Unk)
  • Methotrexate (7.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Flunarizine (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Prednisolone (2.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Calcium Carbonate (1000 Mg, Unk)
  • Metoprolol Succinate (47.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Enbrel (50 Mg, Qwk)
  • Prednisolone (12.5 Mg, Unk)


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