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Dizziness is a feeling of being lightheaded or woozy. Disturbances of the brain, gastrointestinal system, vision, and the vestibular system of the inner ear are known causes of dizziness. People often refer to dizziness as vertigo, unsteadiness, or lightheadedness.

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Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

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Other Causes of Dizziness
  • Acoustic Neuromas and Other Cerebellopontine Angle (CPA) Tumors
  • Medications (Both Prescription and Nonprescription)
  • Vertebral Basilar Insufficiency
  • Virus Infections of Inner Ear
Examples of Medications for Dizziness
  • diazepam, Valium
  • meclizine, Antivert, Bonine, Meni-D, Antrizine
  • promethazine, Phenergan (Discontinued brand), Phenadoz, Promethegan
  • scopolamine, Transderm-Scop




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