Fast Five Quiz: Dizziness and Vertigo

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


September 22, 2022

Although the most common medications for treating symptoms of vertigo usually include antiemetics, antihistamines, and benzodiazepines, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis found that single-dose antihistamines provide greater vertigo relief at 2 hours than single-dose benzodiazepines, and available evidence did not support any association between benzodiazepine use and improved outcomes for acute vertigo.

Learn more about first-generation antihistamines.

This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape articles Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance; Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo; Carbamazepine; Migraine-Associated Vertigo; Complications of Otitis Media; and First-Generation Antihistamines.

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