Betaserk instructions for use
- Betaserk instructions for use
- Release form and composition of the drug
- Pharmacological properties of the drug
- Indications for use
- Betaserk with cervical osteochondrosis
- Dosage and administration
- Side effects
- Use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation
- Drug overdose
- Interaction with other drugs
- Medication storage conditions and leave in pharmacies
- Betaserk analogues
- Betaserk price
The drug Betaserc is an analogue of histamine of synthetic origin.
Release form and composition of the drug
Betaserk is available in the form of rounded tablets of white or almost white color, convex on both sides. The drug is available in dosages of 8, 16 and 24 mg of active active ingredient.
The main active ingredient of the drug is betahistine dihydrochloride, as well as auxiliary components - talc, citric acid, silicon dioxide, cellulose, mannitol.
Pharmacological properties of the drug
Betaserc tablets are a drug that, when ingested, improves blood microcirculation in the labyrinth. The drug is widely effective in patients with disorders of the vestibular apparatus, ringing in the ears, dizziness, caused by the pathologies of the functioning of the vestibular apparatus.
After taking the pill, the main active ingredient of the drug is rapidly absorbed through the mucous membrane of the alimentary canal in the blood. The maximum concentration of the drug is observed in the blood plasma after 2.5 hours after administration. The drug is excreted naturally through the kidneys during the day from the moment of taking the pill.
With regular use of this drug, patients do not get used to the drug. In addition, Betaserc does not have a calming effect on the central nervous system and can be used to treat elderly patients.
Indications for use
Betaserc tablets are prescribed to patients for the treatment and prevention of the following conditions:
- Disruption of the functioning of the vestibular apparatus or the labyrinth;
- Noise and tinnitus;
- Headaches and dizziness, accompanied by laying the ears, hearing loss;
- Nausea, vomiting, arising on the background of pain in the ears;
- Dropsy of the labyrinth of the ear or inner ear;
- As part of complex therapy for atherosclerosis;
- As part of a comprehensive treatment for violations of the brain that occur on the background of the injury or shock;
- As part of complex therapy for insufficient blood supply to the vessels in the area of the vertebrae;
- Meniere's syndrome.
Betaserk with cervical osteochondrosis
The use of Betaserka in cervical osteochondrosis makes sense in the presence of vertebral artery syndrome or the presence of vertebral cervicocranialgia.
Dosage and administration
Betaserk tablets are intended for oral administration. The drug is recommended to be taken with food, without chewing, and immediately swallowing, drink plenty of liquid.
The dosage of the drug and the duration of the course of therapy is determined by the doctor in a strictly individual manner for each patient. This largely depends on the patient's body weight, age, severity of the clinical symptoms of the disease, the severity of the pathology and the presence of related problems.
In addition, the dose is adjusted depending on the dosage of the drug: for example, 8 mg tablets are prescribed 2 pieces 2-3 times a day, 16 mg tablets are shown 1 piece 2 times a day, and 24 mg tablets are prescribed 1 piece 1-2 times a day, depending on the individual characteristics of the patient and the severity of his illness. The course of treatment with this drug is quite long, as evidenced not only by the feedback from the doctors, but also by the patients who took it.
The drug Betaserk according to the instructions has a number of contraindications, which include:
- Individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
- Peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer in the acute stage;
- Bronchial asthma;
- Ulcerative colitis in history.
In most cases, Betaserc tablets are well tolerated by patients and only sometimes side effects may develop in the form of:
- Allergic rash on the skin;
- Urticaria ;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Stomach ache;
- Intestinal swelling and increased gas formation;
- Intestinal inflammation - colitis.
In rare cases, it may develop angioedema, especially in people prone to allergic reactions to drugs.
Use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation
The drug Betaserk can not be taken in women in the first trimester of pregnancy. There is no data on the safety of the main active substance in relation to the developing embryo, in addition, the whole body of the unborn child is formed in the first trimester of pregnancy, and the use of any medicinal substances can roughly disrupt this delicate process, causing abnormalities in the fetus.
The use of this drug in 2 and 3 trimesters of pregnancy is possible after a thorough evaluation of the benefits / risks. If necessary, treatment with Betaserk doctor prescribes the expectant mother the minimum effective dose of the drug, while constantly monitoring her condition, pregnancy and fetal development in the uterus.
The use of the drug during breastfeeding is possible only in the case when the expected benefit to the mother will be much higher than the possible complications for the body of the baby. In order for the medicinal substances not to enter the child’s body for the period of treatment with this drug, it is recommended to resolve the issue of the temporary cessation of breastfeeding or the transfer of the child to the formula.
As a rule, with strict adherence to the dose prescribed by the doctor, overdose cases are very rarely detected. When self-treating with Betaserk, uncontrolled use of tablets, exceeding the daily dose recommended in the instructions, the patient may develop the following symptoms:
- Stomach ache;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Pain in the temples, dizziness;
- Reduced blood pressure;
- Tachycardia and increased heart rate;
- Hyperemia of the face, sensation of heat in the head.
In rare cases, overdose in a patient may develop bronchospasm and depression of the respiratory function. When the symptoms described, drug treatment should be stopped immediately and consult a doctor. A patient with an overdose of the drug is symptomatic treatment.
Interaction with other drugs
The drug is not recommended at the same time to prescribe with antihistamines, as in this case, its therapeutic effect is reduced.
With the simultaneous use of Betaserka with its counterparts, the risk of side effects and overdose increases dramatically, which should be taken into account.
Medication storage conditions and leave in pharmacies
Betaserk tablets are available in pharmacies without a prescription. The drug should be stored at a temperature not higher than 25 degrees, avoiding direct sunlight on the package. The shelf life of tablets is 5 years from the date of manufacture. After this period, the drug can not be taken.
Analogs on the active substance (betahistine):
Betaserk tablets 8mg, 30 pcs. - from 400 to 470 rubles.
Betaserk tablets 16mg, 30 pcs. - from 540 to 630 rubles.
Betaserk tablets 24mg, 20 pcs. - from 460 to 570 rubles.