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Benign Positional Vertigo (cont.)

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Medications

Several medications, including common motion sickness remedies, may relieve symptoms of BPPV and may be used for less severe episodes of vertigo or in addition to the Epley maneuvers described above.

If the cause of vertigo is thought to be due to a viral infection, antiviral medications like acyclovir (Zovirax) may be prescribed.

Steroids like prednisone may be useful if nerve inflammation is a potential reason for vertigo.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/12/2015

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