Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Medication

Updated: Mar 09, 2017
  • Author: John C Li, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Vestibulosuppressant medication can be used to mitigate the severity of vertigo. Unfortunately, many times it is not effective and only masks the problem. Adverse effects of grogginess and sleepiness are also possible.

Although steroids have some beneficial effects in acute vertigo syndromes such as Ménière disease, they seem to have no value in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).