Author Topic: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride  (Read 4837 times)

Offline chris5o0

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Hi,

I have been on Betahistine hydrochloride and now on  Betahistine dihydrochloride which is not working at all i have even upped the doseage.
would be gratefull for any information if you can still get  Betahistine hydrochloride, as I rung round all the local chemists and there is none available.

Is the any chance the  Betahistine dihydrochloride will work eventually?

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Chris

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Re: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride
« Reply #1 on: Mar 27 2012, 03:50 PM »
Hey Chris,

Shouldn't be a problem for you to get hold of, but I know several of the other folks on here have problems getting certain brands etc from time to time. I've personally not had a problem with it though.

Hope you get the right ones, but might be worth going back to your GP and being specific with him / her about which work for you.

Benny :)

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Re: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride
« Reply #2 on: Mar 27 2012, 03:57 PM »
Hi Benny,

Thanks for you reply it's just that there are none available have tried all local chemist for  Betahistine hydrochloride as Betahistine dihydrochloride have not work for me  and I have been on them for 2 weeks.Even the doctor cant help.

Just wondered if they will work eventually.

thanks Chris

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Re: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride
« Reply #3 on: Mar 27 2012, 04:22 PM »
Hey again,

Some people will swear by some and some by others. I've tried both and whether or not either work for me is very much up for debate. :) I can't tell you unfortunately if they'll work for you or not, but 2 weeks is around the sort of time I would expect for you to notice one way or the other. I suppose try them for another week and if you have no joy, you may need to source the hydrochloride from elsewhere. Do you have any appointments with your specialist coming up? If so, you could definitely get a prescription and pick them up from the hospital.

Benny :)

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Re: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride
« Reply #4 on: Mar 27 2012, 04:57 PM »
Hi
this is a very interesting topic to me as I usually get betastine hydrochloride and instead i'm on dihydrochloride and I haven't been well at all!  the chemist at the GP's surgery gives out di-hycrochloride whilst my local chemist gives out hydrochloride. So it all depends on where I pick my prescription up. In fact my chemist ran out of hydrochloride recently and ordered in the more expensive serc tablets. Jeez if i thought i was ill at the minute due to a change in medication i'd feel well pee-d off, especially since its the chemist attached to my surgery who have given me these dihydrochloride tablets!!!!
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Re: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27 2012, 08:46 PM »
You have reopened an old wound  :(.  After a year vertigo free on hydrochloride I had an attack 9 days after changing (not at my behest) to dihydrochloride.  The pharmacy had run out of hydrochloride.

All the advice from the professionals (GP, pharmacist and ENT) was that they have the same active ingredients and therefore theoretically there is no difference.

But there are a lot of these incidences occurring.  I have also read reports of people suffering the other way around when switching from di to hy, and also from Serc to generic betahistine.

On the other hand MD is so frustratingly unreliable that it could just be co-incidence.

As per usual I am not sure.  I know that when I switched back to hydrochloride there was no reversal the vertigo attacks continued.

Is there a delicate chemical balance that gets upset by change I ask myself?

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Re: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride
« Reply #6 on: Mar 27 2012, 09:44 PM »
Have you tried water tablets? My serc was just not working and I'm on 9 tabs a day. My ENT consultant Mr Pace-Balzan prescribed me water tablets and they seem to be working!

Just an idea for you to try!

Paul

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Re: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride
« Reply #7 on: Mar 27 2012, 10:41 PM »
Would you believe i take herbal water retention tabs coz the hospital wouldn't prescribe me any!  I've had even more dizziness today and i honestly think there's a connection between di and ordinary!   :'(

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Re: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride
« Reply #8 on: Mar 27 2012, 11:56 PM »
I'm a dihydrochloride person, and my ENT - or was it the neurologist, can't remember - said it was better.  And it's agreed with me very well, which means nothing at all for anyone else.   
Jeannette

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Re: Betahistine hydrochloride and Betahistine dihydrochloride
« Reply #9 on: Apr 12 2012, 09:58 AM »
Got in touch with Kent Pharmaceuticals Ltd,  and they  had some hydrochloride, so my chemist got a supply for me.
Chris