How Does Meclizine Work?

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Alternative Names

Peripheral vertigo; Central vertigo


Treatment

Medications to treat peripheral vertigo may include:

  • Anticholinergics (such as scopolamine)
  • Antihistamines (such as meclizine)
  • Benzodiazepines (such as diazepam or lorazepam)
  • Promethazine (to treat nausea and vomiting)

The cause of any brain disorder causing vertigo should be identified and treated when possible.

Persistent balance problems may improve with physical therapy. To prevent worsening of symptoms during episodes of vertigo, try...

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