February 1973

Vestibular Suppressant Drugs

Author Affiliations

New Orleans
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(2):135-138. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010141008

This is a review of the information available regarding the pharmacologic rationale for the use of vestibular suppressant drugs. The drug groups discussed are the sedative—tranquilizers, the antihistamines, the antiemetics, the anticholinergics, the vasodilators, the anticoagulants, the diuretics, and a miscellaneous group.

A distinction is made between those drugs that are purely symptomatically suppressant and those drugs which affect the basic pathophysiology. Recommendations are made for the evaluative procedures that should be employed when drugs with these actions are studied.