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Benign paroxysmal positional vertical (BPPV)

Benign paroxysmal positional vertical (BPPV) is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with benign paroxysmal positional vertical (bppv), 98% report having dizziness, 63% report having nausea, and 53% report having vomiting. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of benign paroxysmal positional vertical (bppv) are dizziness and ringing in ear, although you may still have benign paroxysmal positional vertical (bppv) without those symptoms. People with benign paroxysmal positional vertical (bppv) almost always have dizziness.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertical (bppv) often receive hematologic tests, radiographic imaging procedure, complete blood count, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, x-ray computed tomography, intravenous fluid replacement and electrocardiogram .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertical (bppv) include meclizine, diazepam (valium), triethanolamine polypeptide oleate otic, monobenzone topical, mefenamic acid, thioridazine, piperacillin (zosyn), scopolamine, isosorbide dinitrate, chlordiazepoxide / clidinium, galantamine, trihexyphenidyl (artane) and trimethoprim .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for benign paroxysmal positional vertical (bppv) include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get benign paroxysmal positional vertical (bppv).

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
1.8x
75+ years
2.3x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.1x
Other
0.8x
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