Betahistine or cinnarizine with or without dimenhydrinate for Ménière’s disease/syndrome and symptoms of vestibular vertigo and/or tinnitus

In Switzerland, betahistine and cinnarizine are reimbursed by the mandatory health insurance for patients experiencing symptoms of vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss caused by conditions such as Ménière’s Disease and others. Cinnarizine combined with dimenhydrinate is reimbursed for the symptomatic treatment of transient vertigo. The clinical effectiveness of these drugs is unclear.

The aim of the HTA report is therefore to assess the effectiveness, appropriateness, and economic efficiency of these treatments in patients with Ménière’s Disease or Syndrome, vestibular vertigo or tinnitus.

Last modification 08.03.2024

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