VERTISAN 24 mg. 20 tablets
Betahistinat, which is the active substance of Vertisan, is similar to the histamine - a substance that is normally found in the human body.
Betahistinat it works by reducing the signals at the center of equilibrium
brain, causing dizziness.
Betahistinat is indicated for the treatment of Meniere's syndrome, the symptoms of which can include dizziness (often associated with nausea and / or vomiting), tinnitus (ringing in the ear) and hearing loss.
2. Before take Vertisan:
Do not take Vertisan:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to betahistine dihydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of Vertisan (see. section 6 "Further information");
if you have an adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma);
during pregnancy and lactation.
Take special care with Vertisan:
if you have a stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer;
if you suffer from chronic respiratory diseases (asthma) if you suffer from hives, rashes or allergic rhinitis - your symptoms may worsen while taking Vertisan®;
if you have very low blood pressure;
if both are taking other medicines used to treat allergies or colds - t. pomegranate. antihistamines - (see. also section "Taking other medicines").
Taking other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
If taking Vertisan simultaneously with other drugs that are used to treat allergies and colds (antihistamines), it is possible to decrease the effects of both drugs.
If you are currently taking an antihistamine must gradually reduce the dose of this medicine for about six days before taking Vertisan®.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Do not take Vertisan, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as there is insufficient data from studies on animals and humans regarding the use during pregnancy and lactation.
Driving and using machines:
There is no experience on impairing the ability to drive and use machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Vertisan®:
This medicine contains lactose. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact him before taking Vertisan®.
3. How to take Vertisan?
Always take Vertisan® exactly as your doctor has had.
If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Unless otherwise prescribed, the usual dose is:
1/2 to 1 tablet Vertisan 24 mg 2 or 3 times per day (corresponding to 24 - 48 mg betahistine dihydrochloride).
The tablet can be divided into two equal halves.
Swallow the tablets chewed along with sufficient amounts of liquid during or after a meal.
Your doctor will tell you how long you should take Vertisan®. Usually the treatment is long and lasts several months.
Vertisan should not be taken by children and adolescents below 18 years due to lack of sufficient data and experience.
If you take more dose Vertisan:
If you take more than the required number of tablets Vertisan®, may experience the following symptoms due to overdose: headache, flushing, low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath due to bronchoconstriction (asthma) and mucosal edema upper respiratory tract due to water retention (Quincke's edema).
Urgently seek medical advice if they experience any of these complaints.
The doctor will start the implementation of appropriate countermeasures.
If you forget to take Vertisan:
If you forget to take a tablet Vertisan, just skip this tablet.
Take the next tablet next dose at the usual time.
Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Vertisan:
Do not stop taking Vertisan, before your doctor tells you to stop.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects:
Like all medicines, Vertisan can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Adverse reactions are listed below by system organ class and frequency.
Frequencies are defined as follows:
Very common: affects more than 1 in 10 treated
Common: affects 1 to 10 100 people
Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
rare: affects 1 to 10 per 10,000 treated
very rare: affects less than 1 in 10,000 treated
Not known: from the available data can not be estimated
Rare: feeling heart palpitations, chest tightness
Nervous system disorders:
Rare: feeling increased pressure in the head
Not known: headache and sometimes sleepiness
Respiratory, mednasginalni disorders:
Rare: Possible worsening of asthma.
Rare: nausea, heartburn, discomfort and abdominal pain, flatulence
General disorders and administration site conditions:
Rare: feeling of warmth
Immune system disorders:
Very rare: transient skin rash and itching
Please ask your doctor about the application of appropriate measures if they notice any of the above side effects.
Gastrointestinal disorders can be avoided if Vertisan® taken during or after a meal or reduce the dosage.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Vertisan?
Keep out of reach of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not use the tablets after the expiry date stated on the carton and on the blister.
6. Additional information:
The active substance is betahistine dihydrochloride.
One tablet contains 24 mg betahistine dihydrochloride.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, citric acid anhydrous, povidone K25, crospovidone type A and vegetable oil.