Betaserc is a medication which contains betahistine and is a type of medicine called “histamine- analogue”. The active ingredients of this medication are betahistine dihydrochloride, microcrystalline cellulose, citric acid anhydrous and more. Betaserc is a prescribed medicine by doctors commonly in clinical practice for Meniere’s disease. What is actually Meniere’s disease? Our ears are anatomically divided into outer ear, middle ear and the inner year. The outer ear mainly functions to channel sound vibration into our middle and inner ears to be processed further, while the middle ear functions to amplify sound vibrations and transmit them further into the inner ear.
Most importantly, our inner ears function to convert these sound vibrations into impulses that can be transmitted to the brain to be processed by the hearing centre. Apart from that, the inner ear also serves another important function which is to regulate our body balance. When there is a disorder in this inner ear resulting from increase of hydraulic pressure in the endolymph system, Meniere’s disease occurs.
Meniere’s disease usually manifests as a tetrad of signs and symptoms which are fluctuating hearing losses, occasional spinning sensation called vertigo, tinnitus which is a ringing sensation in the inner ears and aural fullness ( such as pressure, discomfort and feeling fullness in the inner ears.
How Does Betaserc Work Then?
Betaserc works by increasing the blood flow to the inner ears which is responsible for the sense of our body balance. Increasing the blood flow to the inner ear is thought to reduce the amount of fluid thus the pressure there. This will result in relieving symptoms of Meniere’s disease for most of the patients.
The common dose usually prescribed by doctors is 24 mg tablets. The recommended satta matka dose is one tablet to be taken twice a day. Always try to take them as how your doctors asked you to do so with the correct dosage and frequency with duration. Do not stop taking the medicine half way as it takes quite a time to show its efficacy. Try to take them at the same time everyday, one in the morning and one in the evening.
Place the tablet on top of your tongue and allow it to disintegrate first before swallowing it with water. You may or may not take betaserc with food but bear in mind that betaserc might give you a slight stomach problem thus it is advised to be taken together to reduce these symptoms.
If you have taken betaserc tablets more than you should, you would feel symptoms like sleepiness and stomach patch, however if this gets worse at any time, please consult a doctor immediately for further management. If you missed or skipped any dose, take the missed dose immediately just right after you remembered and skip the next dose. Do not ever take double doses as it might exaggerate your side effects.
Possible Side Effects of Betaserc Tablets
Just like any other medications, betaserc also possess some side effects, however not all patients will experience these side effects. Not everyone will experience similar side effects as the others as well. Some of the common side effects reported are;
- Nausea and stomach pain
- Allergic reactions
- Red or lumpy rashes or an inflamed itchy skin
- Loss of consciousness
- Rapid breathing or difficulty in breathing
- Swelling of the face or tongue leading to shortness of breath
If you have any of these severe allergic reactions stop taking betaserc immediately consult your doctor immediately for emergency intervention as these symptoms are hazardous and life threatening. Even if you have any worsening or very concerning side effects not listed above, stop taking them and meet a doctor for further consultation to either continue or stop the medication for benefits.