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How do medications treat vertigo and dizziness?

Medications to treat vertigo and dizziness vary and can include anticholinergics, antihistamines, and promethazine (for nausea and vomiting). Medication can be taken orally or in some cases, a skin patch. In most cases, medications to treat only the symptoms are not recommended. Drugs are especially not recommended for infants, children, and elderly people because of side effects such as feelings of agitation.

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