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Benign positional vertigo (BPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. Generally, it causes a sudden sensation of spinning, but it can also make you feel like your head is spinning from the inside. BPV can involve brief periods of mild or intens[read article]

Tests for Benign Positional Vertigo

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Dix-Hallpike Maneuver
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Electronystagmography (ENG) is a test that examines the movement of your eyes in order to assess how well two cranial nerves within your brain are functioning. Thes...  More
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Medical Procedures for Benign Positional Vertigo

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Epley Maneuver
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Sermont Maneuver
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Surgical Procedures for Benign Positional Vertigo

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Posterior Canal Plugging
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Prescribed Medications for Benign Positional Vertigo

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MECLIZINE (MEK li zeen) is an antihistamine. It is used to prevent nausea, vomiting, or dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is also used to prevent and treat ve...  More
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DIAZEPAM (dye AZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal, relax muscles, and treat certai...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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PROMETHAZINE (proe METH a zeen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat allergic reactions and to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting from illness or motion sickn...  More
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SCOPOLAMINE (skoe POL a meen) is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, anesthesia and surgery.  More
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DIMENHYDRINATE (dye men HYE dri nate) is an antihistamine. It is used to prevent and to treat the nausea, vomiting, or dizziness of motion sickness.  More
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CLONAZEPAM (kloe NA ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat certain types of seizures. It is also used to treat panic disorder.  More
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PROCHLORPERAZINE (proe klor PER a zeen) helps to control severe nausea and vomiting. This medicine is also used to treat schizophrenia. It can also help patients wh...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Benign Positional Vertigo

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MECLIZINE (MEK li zeen) is an antihistamine. It is used to prevent nausea, vomiting, or dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is also used to prevent and treat ve...  More
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DIMENHYDRINATE (dye men HYE dri nate) is an antihistamine. It is used to prevent and to treat the nausea, vomiting, or dizziness of motion sickness.  More
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PROCHLORPERAZINE (proe klor PER a zeen) helps to control severe nausea and vomiting. This medicine is also used to treat schizophrenia. It can also help patients wh...  More
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Self Care for Benign Positional Vertigo

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Brandt-Daroff Exercises
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