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What medications are used to treat vertigo?

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Medication may be given to relieve symptoms such as nausea or motion sickness associated with vertigo.

If vertigo is caused by an infection or inflammation, antibiotics or steroids may reduce swelling and cure infection.

For Meniere's disease, diuretics (water pills) may be prescribed to reduce pressure from fluid buildup.

From: Vertigo WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Dizziness and vertigo."

Fife, T.D. , 2008. Neurology

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo."

Bhattacharyya, N. , 2008. Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery

Hilton, M.P. Cochrane Summaries.

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Meniere's Disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Dizziness and vertigo."

Fife, T.D. , 2008. Neurology

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo."

Bhattacharyya, N. , 2008. Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery

Hilton, M.P. Cochrane Summaries.

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Meniere's Disease."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 22, 2018

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