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A Non-Sedating Option for Vertigo and Nausea?

As I have reported here over the years, meclizine (Antivert) is a commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of vertigo. A recent survey reveals that meclizine is prescribed to 21.4% of elderly patients complaining of a “balance or dizziness problem.” Meclizine is an anti-cholinergic that reduces nausea from acute vestibular disorders as well as motion…

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Vestibular Schwannoma, Acoustic Neuroma: Unusual Findings for an Uncommon Diagnosis

This post is a follow up to a post from two weeks ago in which we discussed the typical symptoms and prevalence of vestibular schwannoma, sometimes known as an acoustic neuroma. In the previous post, we also discussed the typical hearing and vestibular test findings of patients with vestibular schwannoma, as well as a specific…

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