Is there a medication?

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Yes. There are medications for Meniere's disease, but they do not cure it. They can only help reduce the severity and frequency of vertigo episodes. Commonly used medications include:

  • Motion sickness medications, such as meclizine or diazepam (Valium), to reduce the spinning sensation and control nausea and vomiting;
  • Anti-nausea medications, such as promethazine, to control nausea and vomiting during an episode of vertigo.
Diuretics, such as Diamox Sequels (acetazolamide extended-release capsules) and Dyazide (triamterene/HCTZ). These medications relieve the inner ear fluid build-up thereby reducing vertigo frequency and avoiding hearing loss progression.

Meclizine (OTC Bonine and prescription Antivert) to control vertigo. Diazepam or Iorazepam, promethazine, and dexamethasone are used for treament-resistant vertigo.
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