Will all vertigo medicines make me tired?

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Purvi K. Shah, MD
Internal Medicine

The most commonly prescribed medication for BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is meclizine, which does have the side effect of drowsiness.  There are other options for treatment of this condition, including "repositioning exercises", which do not cause drowsiness. 

It is always a good idea to discuss your concerns about any medication with your physician, as there are sometimes alternative options for treatment.

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