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Review: could Penicillin cause Vertigo (Dizziness)?

Summary: Vertigo is found among people who take Penicillin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Penicillin v potassium, and have Neoplasm malignant.

We study 1,436 people who have side effects while taking Penicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Penicillin

Penicillin has active ingredients of penicillin g potassium. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 1,811 Penicillin users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 164,725 Vertigo patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 1,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Penicillin. Among them, 52 people (3.62%) have Vertigo.

Trend of Vertigo in Penicillin reports

Time on Penicillin when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vertigo80.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Penicillin * :

FemaleMale
Vertigo50.94%49.06%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Penicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.00%0.00%0.00%10.71%7.14%3.57%64.29%14.29%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Penicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Neoplasm malignant (17 people, 32.69%)
  2. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (12 people, 23.08%)
  3. Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (11 people, 21.15%)
  4. Hypercalcaemia (6 people, 11.54%)
  5. Pain (4 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Penicillin v potassium (37 people, 71.15%)
  2. Avelox (34 people, 65.38%)
  3. Zometa (34 people, 65.38%)
  4. Dexamethasone (33 people, 63.46%)
  5. Warfarin sodium (26 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I awoke one morning and it appeared my furniture was moving in the room. Everything was spinning. I have a ringing in my left ear. Went to an ENT who threw my condition into the catch 22 pile and said I had Meniere Disease. I would not accept that after I researched the horrible ailment. I sought the treatment of a Neurologist who gave me several test including the rotary chair test. He said I did not have Meniere's. I was relieved from the ringing in my ear for a couple of years and then it returned about a month ago with vengeance. I have had no more vertigo attacks like the first, but have had them at bedtime a few times and when I awake I feel fine and they are gone. I am left with a head full of fear since the ENT said I have that dreadful disease. I continue thinking what if it happens at work, or worse while I am driving. Is there anyone who can explain to me just what brings on vertigo and ringing in the ear other then the diagnose the ENT gave me? I remember having vertigo when I was a teen ager but went for years before another attack. How can I eliminate the fear that follows me wherever I go; fear that I will experience an attack somewhere other than my home. Thank you and God bless.
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  • Gfog on Feb, 2, 2015:

    On Dec 2, 2015 I started taking Toperimate for severe back pain. Within 48 -36 hours I became very sick - throwing up, nausea, blood in my feces, putrid taste in mouth, blurry eyes, difficulty sleeping, confusion and severe fatigue. I felt like I was poisoning myself! After 7 days I felt no improvement to my back pain and was in pretty bad shape. So I made the decision to go off of it after day 7's dose. On day 9, I woke up with severe VERTIGO. I thought I was dying, it was so bad! Was it a brain tumor (I wondered at the time, horrified!)? I didn't know. I believe (actually I KNOW) it was a side effect of the Toperimate, which can cause vertigo. I also immediately began to feel drunk all the time, even when I wasn't "spinning". I had vertigo and the drunk feeling for 1week and then I went to Urgent Care. The doctor was useless and only gave me Valium. No answers, no improvement. I waited 3 more weeks, desperate, and again went to second UC doctor. This one was competent. He diagnosed me with BVVP ( Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - which us caused by dislodged calcium crystals in my inner ear.) and set me up to have the Epley Manuever through Vestibular Rehab Physical Therapy. My vertigo was (temporarily) corrected after the first PT visit. Although I was thrilled, I was STILL feeling drunk. I've had both an MRI and MRA to rule out brain rumors, etc. Everything, thank God, came out clean. Yes! But I still felt drunk 24/7. 3 weeks after The Physical Therapist corrected my vertigo, it fully came back. I was devastated! But I was able to correct it myself by doing the Epley Maneuver by myself at home. I watched a Youtube Video for instructions. I need to mention that I believe I caused the vertigo to return the second time because the night before it returned, my husband used a vibrating massager on the back of my head/upper neck area because I had pain there. I learned from my PT that the vibrations could have again dislodged the calcium crystals in my inner ear. Strange, right? She said often the PTs use vibration to force the crystals back where they're supposed to be. Apparent, the opposite is true too. Well, today is February 2, 2015. I haven't had a recurrence of my vertigo but I STILL FEEL DRUNK 24/7!!!! Thanks Toperimate and it's makers, and the doctor that gave it to me!! It was supposedly a "conservative approach" to my back pain, but the question is......will I ever feel normal again? If I do heal from this, I will try to remember to update this webpage again. Good luck to anyone who experiences this problem.

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    Sarah on Nov, 21, 2012:

    I'm 14 years old, I take 25 mg of Topamax for my tension headaches/migraines (doctors aren't sure what they are, honestly), and at first I wasn't very good at taking the medicine, so of course there were no side effects. But now I take them everyday, and at first, it was just tiny spouts of diziness. But now it's constant vertigo. I stumble around and I'm verrrry dizzy and it's like something in my head is buzzing or something. I know it's probably just a side effect, right?

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    jay on Jul, 30, 2012:

    I am a 39 yr old female currently taking topamax as a preventative for migraines. I can only withstand 25 mg every other day as increasing the dose the side effects were unbearable. I have a lot of dizziness and not sure it is from this drug or vertigo. About 2 yrs ago I had a severe episode of vertigo. I went to my physician and they ran all kinds of tests and told me everything looked good but I was having a vertigo episode. It was horrible. I am currently seeing a neuro and since then I have been put on meclizine, dizzy patch, drops placed under my tongue to prevent dizziness etc. The dizziness still continues daily. All MRI's have come out fine.So frustraing. Any ideas?

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