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A Simple, Effective Method of Treating Vertigo Patients

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Medical treatment of vertigo even today is far from satisfactory. A controlled clinical trial of treating vertigo patients by 1% ephedrine hydrochloride nasal douche has been conducted in 84 patients; 74.3% patients were either completely or partially relieved of their dizziness. The therapy was well accepted by patients and side effects were minimal.

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... The use of amphetamines in combination with scopolamine or antihistaminics increased the antivertiginous effect and reduced the secondary sedation produced by antihistaminics and anticholinergic drugs. Ephedrine (α-and βreceptor agonist) seems to be effective in the vertigo treatment [20]. ...
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