Advanced Arab Academy of Audio-Vestibulogy Journal

: 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39--42

Pharmacotherapy of vestibular disorders

Hesham Mahmoud Samy 
 Hearing & Balance Unit, Otolaryngology Department, Minia University Hospitals, Minia, Egypt

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Hesham Mahmoud Samy
4 Botros Ghali St, Roxy, Heliopolis, Cairo 11341

Dizziness and vertigo are symptoms directly related to dysfunction of the vestibular system. Imbalance is the most common complaint, especially in the elderly population, which results in falls and mobility restriction. There is no common drug for the management of balance disorders. Medications should be prescribed carefully, and according to clear diagnosis. The pharmacotherapy of vertigo can be optimized with detailed knowledge of the drugs effective in vertigo, as well as their side effects. A thorough review of the literature reveals that there is a significant lack of information concerning the real utility of different drugs used in clinical practice. This article discusses the pharmacological options that are available for the treatment of balance disorders, along with some recent advances.

How to cite this article:
Samy HM. Pharmacotherapy of vestibular disorders.Adv Arab Acad Audio-Vestibul J 2015;2:39-42

How to cite this URL:
Samy HM. Pharmacotherapy of vestibular disorders. Adv Arab Acad Audio-Vestibul J [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Apr 4 ];2:39-42
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