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Posted by: Katja | 2011-08-19

Vertigo

Hi,
My mom was recently diagnosed with positional vertigo. The ENT specialist prescribed Serc 24 tablets. She has been taking the tablets twice a day, one in the morning and one at night. We went to another specialist who said that she should stop using the tablets and do head manoeuvres instead. Should she stop taking the tablets or can we reduce the dosage to one tablet a day?

Thank you

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Dear Katja

Serc does not cure the vertigo, it just assists you in the healing process. Positional vertigo, or BPPV, is best treated with Head manoeuvres, and the Epley manoeuvre is very effective for this problem. Your ENT could show you how it needs to be performed. As long as you realise the Serc is not the cure, it would be fine to gradually stop the use of the Serc. Some patients become afraid to move, and it the Serc allows for better rehabilitation, it is not a problem. The sooner you move on your own, the sooner your confidence will grow, thus allowing for a quick recovery.

Regards

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