GENERIC NAME: BETAHISTINE - ORAL (bay-tuh-HISS-teen)
HOW TO USE: Take as directed, usually three times a day. Dosage is adjusted to each person's response.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: allergies, ulcers (active or past), asthma, pheochromocytoma. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this drug is excreted into human milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. This drug is not recommended for use in children.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine, meclizine), histamine-2 (H2) blockers (e.g., cimetidine). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with anyone else.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom.
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