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Meniere Disease (cont.)

Meniere's Disease Treatment

The decision to manage Ménière's disease medically or surgically should be made with your doctor in order to get the best results from treatment options available.

  • Most acute attacks are managed conservatively at home, or with medications prescribed by your doctor such as diazepam (Valium), which decreases anxiety, and meclizine (Antivert), which decreases the spinning sensation. Other medications are available but typically require evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat specialist for use.
  • Long-term management of Ménière disease is aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of the spells. A diet low in salt may help. So medications that decrease the sodium load (diuretics) may be prescribed by your doctor.


Most people respond to medical management, but a few may need surgical treatment by a specialist to correct potential problems in the inner ear.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/14/2015
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