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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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Common Errors in Vestibular Management

Disorders of the inner ear are, for the most part, not visible through imaging and are not detected through blood tests. We get a limited and indirect view of inner ear function by evaluating the Vestibular-Ocular Reflex (VOR). These tests are fairly sensitive in determining the current status of the inner ear, but they rarely…

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