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[Comparative efficacy of betaserc and cinnarizine of vertigo in patients with migraine].

[Article in Russian]

Abstract

Headache and vertigo often emerge simultaneously. Fifty six (40%) out of 140 patients complaining of vertigo were studied. Emerging in the aura and/or in headache phases, vertigo was more frequently registered in patients suffered from migraine with aura (57%). Vertigo associated with migraine was diagnosed in 25% of the cases. The patients were randomized into 2 equal identical groups, one of which was treated by betaserc (16 mg, 3 times daily before meal) and the other one was given cinnarizine (25 mg, 3 times daily). Treatment duration was 12 weeks. Reduction of vertigo attacks frequency and headache by 50% and over, in comparison to the baseline period, was considered as beneficial. Fifty three (95%) patients completed the treatment course. Decrease of a risk for negative results and a frequency of positive effect of vertigo therapy were significantly higher in the group receiving betaserc. Reduction of monthly relapses by 50% and over was detected in 79% of the patients of betaserc group and in 52% of those of cinnarizine one. Migraine attacks monthly frequency was diminished by 43% and 64%, respectively. Therefore, betaserc is considered for using as vertigolytic medication and for migraine attacks prevention.

PMID:
12789824
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