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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Labyrinthitis
Can Labyrinthitis Occur Due to Drug Interactions, or Side Effects [posted 10/28/98]
Answer: Possibly, check your blood pressure standing and lying. If a large drop, a potential cause of vertigo. Also, some patients have fixed constriction of the carotid arteries which can cause the problem. Vertigo is listed on hyzaars PDR listing for a reason.
Labyrinthitis [posted 7/23/98]
Answer: Can last on/off for up to 2-3 years, although it sounds like benign positional vertigo rather than labyrinthitis (they're treated the same however).
Labyrinthitis Drug Treatment
Answer: Meclizine is treatment for the symptoms only. It will not eliminate the cause for the vertigo. Consequently, when the symptoms are gone, stop the meclizine.