Antihistamines beat benzos for acute vertigo relief: review

Accurate diagnosis of underlying cause is needed to determine best treatment, add neuro-otologists

Antihistamines provide greater acute vertigo relief than benzodiazepines, according to US doctors who say use of the latter drug class should be discouraged in affected patients.

The advice is based on a literature review that found no evidence to support benzodiazepine use for this indication, regardless of the underlying cause.

At the same time, the authors cautioned that daily antihistamine use for acute vertigo may also be of limited value as symptom relief was unlikely to