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What medications can cause dizziness as a side effect?

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Several drugs list dizziness as a possible side effect. Check with your doctor if you take:

  • Antibiotics, including gentamicin and streptomycin
  • Anti-depressants
  • Anti-seizure medications
  • Blood pressure medicine
  • Sedatives

From: Why Am I Dizzy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Cleveland Clinic: "Dizziness."

Lewis, J. 2016. Merck Manual,

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Meniere's Disease."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: "Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia)."

National Health Service: "Dizziness (lightheadedness)."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Causes of Dizziness."

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 1, 2018

SOURCES:

The Cleveland Clinic: "Dizziness."

Lewis, J. 2016. Merck Manual,

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Meniere's Disease."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: "Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia)."

National Health Service: "Dizziness (lightheadedness)."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Causes of Dizziness."

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 1, 2018

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