Betaserc (Betahistine)

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by bulldog, Feb 7, 2013.

    1. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012 worsened Jan 2017 & Dec 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I think that's a common problem amongst the medical profession anyway, no matter what ails you. I went last week with fatigue and the doctor just could not be bothered at all. Unless you have a limb hanging off or cancer they just want you out the door asap.
       
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    2. Coyotesheaven
      Depressed

      Coyotesheaven Member

      Location:
      Utah
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma/Vascular
      Anyone one here had a positive experience with this med. in terms of hearing loss and unsteadiness?

      I am still fairly confident my problems are vascular, and may try to be put on this in the hopes of rescuing hearing and stopping my inner ear vasospasms.
       
    3. MountainCreek

      MountainCreek Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Car Radio
      Fatigue could be caused either by lack of physical activities or it could be leukemia.
       
    4. Coyotesheaven
      Depressed

      Coyotesheaven Member

      Location:
      Utah
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma/Vascular
      Started this a week ago. I need to check the dose but it should not be too bad.

      So far, nothing really. It temporarily improved my low frequency hearing, but now it is getting worse rapidly. I am also experiencing more and more vertigo spells lasting seconds at a time, which I have not had for 8 months or so.

      Anyone have bad side effects or noticed adverse changes in their ears when taking this?

      Thanks!
       
    5. Bidyut saha
      Cloud9

      Bidyut saha Member

      Location:
      73000 chambery, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi everyone, today my GP give me "Betahistine dihydrochloride tab" 3×8mg/day. Still now I don't know the origin of my T. Only I short out some possible reasons as
      1. Talking a long time (plus 1 hour) by using a earphone then ,1 minute after finish talking I saw my ear is ringing badly.
      2. I have neck pain since I have been experiencing T
      3. Since from 1 year I feel inflammation on my right eyelid when I close my eyes to sleep.
      (Note. I m suffering T about 4 months)
      4. I did dental scaling 2 weeks before I got T

      Don't know why always I feel panic now to start a new medicine!! If it is safe to try ??
       
    6. Joanne Philps
      Alienated

      Joanne Philps Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flight
      Been on it 3 months now apart from 1 week on beta blockers which made the noises 1000 times louder, hasn't done a thing I've still got screaming 24/7 and my drum kit 12/7 and the wobbles, walking on a bouncy castle 24/7, my 6 week appointment with ENT , from 2 nd march is now 18th May, my tether is on its final stretch.
       
    7. RangioraGirl
      Jaded

      RangioraGirl Member

      Location:
      Rangiora, New Zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Menieres Disease
      I have been taking Bethistamine for 16 months now. I notice I am dry retching in the morning now,
      and sometimes if I take 2 Behist I feel not so giddy in the afternoons. ENT specialist has said I must take the 3 pills a day. The tinnitus hasn't improved. I have more problems with my right ear now than ever before and with correction to hearing aids, seems to set off the T more. I think the audiologist still hasn't fixed the problem with them. I try white noise apps, have lots of sleepless nights, it's just so hard right now. I have been now put on list for cochlear implant to get rid of the T as hearing will go slowly with this T. I also take a number of Vit pills to restore my ear health. Nothing has changed.
       
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    8. Jklmnop

      Jklmnop Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm glad I searched this forum for info and experiences with Betahistine Dihydrochloride. I got lost in the internet rabbit hole and found this stuff which I had never heard of. My tinnitus and vertigo started at the same time, two years ago. I'm a little pissed that no Dr had ever mentioned this med, even as a long shot option. All I've gotten from Drs over the past few years is "there's no cure for tinnitus, just try not to think about it byeeee" which isn't super helpful.

      My MRIs and hearing tests have come back normal (my hearing test results were better than the audiologist expected, knock on wood that doesn't change). But the catch to having normal test results is I'm sent to the psych dept because my Dr basically said my tinnitus isn't a physical thing, it's psychological. Anyway, was hoping i could bring this med to her attention, but if it's really ineffective for people, then maybe not. Back to the drawing board.
       
    9. anon3452

      anon3452 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Smoking cigarettes
      I tried serc for 2 weeks and no change in T
       
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    10. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Did they use sonic implements, when they did the scaling?
       
    11. TOVEGA

      TOVEGA Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2000 - Spike 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Tried it too. No effect. I think the doctors prescribe it as unfortunately they don't have much else to offer.
       
    12. Joanne Philps
      Alienated

      Joanne Philps Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flight
      I was on betahistine for 6 months, apart from a week of beta blockers ( various ENT drs ticking their lists) and had the loudest tinnitus and balance issues, have been off them now 3 weeks ( Top ENT dr told me to come off) and I have to say although the tinnitus is still louder than I ever thought possible after 7 lousy months and the balance issues are still there, I feel so much better than I did whilst taking them! Obviously I'm better off in my purse as well!!
       
    13. Riya

      Riya Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere disease
      I was recently diagnosed with Meniere's and was prescribed betahistine 12 mg * 3 times daily.

      Regarding tinnitus: I have a low pitched sound in my left ear and more pulsating bear like sound in my right ear. Does that happen? I am on the meds for a month now and there is no improvement of T. Since my tinnitus is due to blood vessel problem is useful to take Ginkgo also simultaneously?
       
    14. CaRd
      Cheerful

      CaRd Member

      Location:
      Bulgaria
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety/Stress/Lack of sleep/Headphones
      I am tking Serc from the start of my T. Some doctors said to stop it, so i did for a month. But after my T got worse, i started taking it again. As far as i know, you have to take it for a longer time to have any effect. 3 months should be enough to see if there is an effect. I am taking 2 x 24 mg. a day. Along with Cavinton twice a day and Ginko 120mg. a day. I have some problem with my blood vessels, especially with the ones around my T ear. And when my heart races i can hear the blood pumping in my left ear, but not in the right(T). Now i have T in both ears, but thats because of my stupidity and loud noises. But i can't say for sure if Serc is working or not. It increases blood circulation in the ears, so i plan on taking it for some time.
       
    15. missingsilence
      Depressed

      missingsilence Member

      Location:
      Hell on Earth
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who am I kidding, its got to be noise :/
      I was recently prescribed betaserc for my tinnitus. I do not have menieres and my T is most likely the result of noise. I am a bit reluctant to take it. Should I give it a try? Any risk of making things worse?
       
    16. Carlyi
      Blah

      Carlyi Member

      Location:
      Prague, Czech Republic
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ
      I was also prescribed Betaserc, but my Tinnitus is caused by issues with my jaw. Betaserc did'nt make it worse or better. Here in Czech Republic where i live they prescribe Betaserc for almost everyone who complains about having Tinnitus, regardless the cause.
       
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    17. Zenyatta
      Depressed

      Zenyatta Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/2017(spike)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/Ear-tooth infection
      Yeah, same here in Hungary. I'm still taking it after three months. Maybe it's an Eastern Europe thing.
       
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    18. missingsilence
      Depressed

      missingsilence Member

      Location:
      Hell on Earth
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who am I kidding, its got to be noise :/
      I'm finishing my second week of Betaserc (24mg), unfortunately there is no discernable change in the intensify or sound of my tinnitus. I will continue taking it and see if anything changes.
       
    19. Melike
      Studious

      Melike Member

      Location:
      Istanbul, Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      17 / 03 /2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most probably TMJD and neck issues that came with it.

      Hahahah same here in Turkey. But my psychiatrist suggested me to take it anyways, since it increases the blood flow to the inner ear and has no serious side effects. Maybe it can be good for a faster recovery after acoustic traumas?
       
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    20. NatureHiker
      Angelic

      NatureHiker Member

      Interestingly, Auris is preparing an intranasal betahistamine where one 20 mg dose is 28x stronger and more absorbed than a week of consuming 48mg betahistamine pills three times a day. Apparently metabolism isnt good for absorption and intranasal bypasses that. It's AM-125

      This is for menieres. But just always something to keep an eye on. I don't see how increased blood flow to the ear could do anything but help Tinnitus.
       
    21. missingsilence
      Depressed

      missingsilence Member

      Location:
      Hell on Earth
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who am I kidding, its got to be noise :/
      Update: Almost a month now and I have noted no positive changes to my T or ear fullness as a result of Betaserc. For that matter I have also not noticed any negative impact on my T that could be attributed to Betaserc. Oh well, it was worth a shot :/
       
    22. Zain

      Zain Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Hello,

      I was wondering those who have tried betahistine, have you guys seen any improvement in your tinnitus?

      I visited two specialists, a neurologist and ENT specialist.
      So the ENT specialist prescribed antidepressants along with betahistine, whereas Neuro suggest citalopram which is also an antidepressant along with some vitamins.

      I opted for neurologist because i am used to that antidepressant and it was for three to four months whereas the ENT asked to me take the medicines for indefinite time.

      Did I make the right choice.
      I will really appreciate some feedback.
      Thanks
      P.S. I had mild anxiety prior to tinnitus.
       
    23. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      I'm taking high dose Betaserc now (manufactured by Mylan, formerly Abbott).

      3x 24mg a day.

      It has to be Betaserc A-brand my new ENT said. Betahistine of a B-brand does NOT work, it's a bad product he said.

      These high doses of 24mg are not available in the Netherlands so I get them from Belgium costing 18,25 euro per box of 100 pills. In the Netherlands you are only able to get 16mg and not always A-brand.

      I was diagnosed with cochlear hydrops (pre-meniere, stage 0) The low frequency hearing is reduced a lot :(

      BUT Betaserc seems to help me for my vertigo issues and a bit with tinnitus (not super spectacular yet).

      Betaserc works one hour after intake the pharmacy said. Every six hours a pill is advised by the pharmacy.

      What is really strange is that I feel very deep in my ear it is an oil barrel which is poked into.
      It feels like there is a lot of pressure.

      The vertigo issues are from my inner ear that is over pressured the ENT said. The pressure needs to lower otherwise your hearing is gone forever. The tinnitus also comes from the inner ear being under such pressure.

      From what I have read the endolympathic pressure is not good. Let's hope for better results.

      If it indeed improves further everyone should know to get Betaserc.
       
    24. monkey legs

      monkey legs Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear injury (paintball)
      I was prescribed these tablets by a doctor at the local hospital. They are for meniere's disease, but they say can also help with tinnitus. He told me it might reduce the loudness of it. Im not sure if they are helping me yet.

      Anyone else have experience with these?

      Kind Regards.

      Chimp.
       
    25. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      I've never taken them, but a friend of mine with severe tonal tinnitus said they worked for him for a couple of years. He said they turned down the volume, but that it no longer works for him. He's been off them for a while, maybe he should try again. Perhaps he built up a temporary tolerance to it.
       
    26. ACG
      Studious

      ACG Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      I took them for 2 months. The good news is there were no negative side effects. The bad news is they didn't do anything. I was on the 16 mg x3 dosage and stopped cold turkey. No negative side effects from that, either. I am keeping some around just in case things get worse and I feel I need them, but $50 a month seemed expensive for something that wasn't doing anything. My advice is to give the pills at least a month or maybe two before you make any decisions.
       
    27. Goh Siew Poh

      Goh Siew Poh Member

      Location:
      Malaysia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      can i take betaserc and vitamin b complex together?
       
    28. ACG
      Studious

      ACG Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Everyone is different, but I can tell you that I did it for over 2 months and had no problems. Try to take your meds with food, especially if you are taking both together. Hope the betaserc works for you.
       
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    29. Apolonia
      Disappointed

      Apolonia Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, acoustic trauma
      I have taken Betaserc for Two months..Dunno why is this medication even on the market... IT did nothing for me... we People with acoustic trauma need some other way of treatment... Doctors need to be educated about different types of tinnitus... I curse the day I put those earbuds in my ears... I was a healthy human being
       
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    30. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      It is said to increase blood flow to the inner ear in order to reduce the pressure. It's under a lot of controversy as it has little effect over placebo but I'm not sure as it helps me control my vertigo.
       

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