M. Dawn Nelson

M. Dawn Nelson

Close-up photo of pile of prescription pill bottles

Should Patients Discontinue Medications Before Vestibular Testing?

The mandatory cessation of medications before vestibular testing is debatable. Patients seen for vestibular testing commonly are given pre-instructions that include a request to discontinue medications during the pre-evaluation time; typically for two days. It is unclear if these medication restrictions are based on scientific evidence or on tradition. Here we provide evidence for discontinuing or continuing medications and other substances before vestibular testing.

Topic(s): Vestibular