Vertigo and its Clinical Management: A Brief Overview

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2016,6,2,1492-1496.
Published:June 2016
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Shatavisa Mukherjee*, Nikhil Era

Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata 700073, West Bengal, India.


Vertigo, one of the most common vestibular complaints presented in otolaryngology clinics, has diverse origin and etiology. Pathophysiology of vertigo thus plays a major role in determining its pharmacotherapy. Vertigo is mainly a multisensory syndrome in which three sensory systems plays a key role- the vestibular system, visual system, and somatosensory system; however the vestibular system is most commonly implicated. Depending on their etiology though, vestibular diseases can be treated with drugs, physical therapy, psychotherapeutic measures and rarely surgery.

Vertigo and its clinical management: a brief overview