Vertigo

A sudden sensation of spinning is one of the first signs of vertigo. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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A sudden sensation of spinning is one of the first signs of vertigo. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Try an OTC rememdy

    Control symptoms with over-the-counter motion sickness drugs, such as dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) or meclizine (Dramamine Less Drowsy Formula)

  • Go for the ginkgo

    Take 120 to 160 mg a day of a standardized extract of the herb Ginkgo biloba to reduce symptoms

  • Discover vinpocetine

    Ease vertigo symptoms by taking 15 mg a day

  • Get a checkup

    Visit your doctor to find out whether your vertigo is the result of a treatable medical problem

  • Talk to your doctor

    Ask about prescription medication meclizine (Antivert)

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