Farmacología de las alteraciones vestibulares

Translated title of the contribution: The pharmacology of vestibular disorders

Darío A. Yacovino*, Timothy C Hain

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Introduction. In recent years, significant advances have been made in the physiology and the pharmacology of vestibular disorders. It is now possible to elaborate an approximation of the mechanisms of action of the drugs used in the symptomatic treatment of vertigo. Development. These drugs usually have a number of different pharmacological actions and overlapping effects. They can modify the intensity of the symptoms (e.g. vestibular suppressants) or prevent recurrences (e.g. calcium blockers in the case of vestibular migraine). Most of the drugs used for the acute treatment of vertigo can have a negative effect on the central compensation mechanisms. Vestibular rehabilitation exercises and certain drugs can speed up compensation. Choice of medication and the method of administration depend on the severity of the clinical symptoms, the pattern of temporal evolution, the underlying vestibular disease, the associated clinical conditions and the profile of the collateral effects of the drugs utilised. Conclusions. Vestibular suppressants and antiemetic drugs are still the basis of the acute treatment of vertigo.

Translated title of the contributionThe pharmacology of vestibular disorders
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)381-387
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Neurologia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 16 2004


  • Antiemetic drugs
  • Dizziness
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Treatment
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular suppressants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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