What Serc is used for
Serc is used to treat a disorder of your inner ear. This disorder may include one or more of the following symptoms, in one or both ears:
ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
loss of clear hearing
problems with balance (vertigo)
These symptoms may also be associated with nausea, vomiting and headache. Often these symptoms together are referred to as Meniere’s Syndrome.
Serc tablets contain the active ingredient betahistine dihydrochloride. Serc works by improving the blood flow of the inner ear and restoring it to normal. It also acts on the nerve endings in the inner ear to normalise the way in which the nerves respond to outside influences.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why it has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
Before you take Serc
When you must not take it
Do not take Serc if you have an allergy to:
any medicine containing betahistine dihydrochloride
any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
Some symptoms of an allergic reaction include skin rash, itching, shortness of breath or swelling of the face, lips or tongue, which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant.
It may affect your developing baby if you take it during pregnancy.
Do not breastfeed if you are taking this medicine.
The active ingredient in Serc may pass into breast milk and therefore there is a possibility your baby may be affected.
Do not give Serc to a child under the age of 18 years.
Do not take this medicine if you a rare abnormality of the adrenal gland known as phaeochromocytoma.
Do not take this medicine if you have or have had a peptic ulcer.
Do not take it after the expiry date printed on the pack or if the packaging is damaged or shows signs of tampering.
If it has expired or is damaged return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
Before you start to take it
Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.
Serc (betahistine dihydrochloride)
Each blister contains 10 pills.
What Serc is used for