Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can make you feel lightheaded or affect your balance. A few examples are:
- Blood pressure medicines.
- Medicines used to treat depression or anxiety.
- Pain medicines.
- Medicines used to treat cancer (chemotherapy).
If you think a prescription or nonprescription medicine may be causing your lightheadedness or vertigo, call your doctor.
Current as of: July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine