NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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betahistine hydrochloride nasal spray
A nasal spray containing the hydrochloride salt form of betahistine, a histamine analog with weak histamine H1 agonistic and more potent histamine H3 antagonistic properties. Upon intranasal administration, betahistine binds to histamine H1 and H3 receptors and exerts its agonistic and antagonistic actions locally and centrally. This promotes cochlear, vestibular and cerebral blood flow, decreases neuronal firing in the vestibular nuclei and increases histamine synthesis and release in the brain which facilitates vestibular compensation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:betahistine dihydrochloride nasal spray
Code name:AM 125
AM125
AM-125