Managing Dizziness (Vertigo) with Medications

If you have side effects from your medications, contact your healthcare provider right away.

Although medications can't cure your problem, they can help control symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe medications for a few weeks and then taper them off.


How medications can helpMan taking pill with glass of water.

  • Treat infection or inflammation. If you have a bacterial infection, your doctor can prescribe antibiotics.

  • Limit conflicting balance signals. These medications are often in pill form.

  • Ease nausea. Suppositories, pills, or shots may be used to reduce vomiting.

  • Reduce pressure in the canals. Diuretics can be used to treat Meniere's disease. These medications help rid the body of excess fluid.

  • Ease other symptoms. Other medications can help ease depression and anxiety caused by living with dizziness or fainting.