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Bemetil 5mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Product introduction

Bemetil 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of vertigo (dizziness) due to ear problems (Meniere’s syndrome and other labyrinthine disorders), nausea, vomiting, and migraine caused by various conditions. Additionally, can be used as a short-term treatment for non-psychotic anxiety.

Bemetil 5mg Tablet is taken after meals in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should take this medicine until your doctor tells you to stop. This medicine is not recommended for long term treatment.

The most common side effect is sedation or drowsiness, therefore, it is not advisable to drive or and operate machineries. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness. It can also cause orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing). This is temporary and usually resolves with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about these side effects.

Before taking this medicine you should let your doctor know if you have jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), epilepsy, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), and increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma). Inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney, and heart problems. Let your doctor also know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor.

Benefits of Bemetil Tablet

In Treatment of Vertigo

Vertigo means a spinning sensation or dizziness that is triggered due to frequent movement or in people suffering from Meniere’s disease. It usually happens due to problem in the ear (vestibular). Bemetil 5mg Tablet helps treat this sensation effectively. If you feel dizzy while getting up from the bed, sit for a while and then rise slowly to avoid having an accidental fall. It acts on the vestibular system and suppresses the spinning sensation.

In Treatment of Nausea

Bemetil 5mg Tablet is often used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused as a side effect of some other medicine and in post-operative patients suffering from nausea/vomiting (in adults only). It acts on the receptors responsible for causing nausea and vomiting by blocking them.

In Treatment of Migraine

Bemetil 5mg Tablet helps treat and prevent migraine headaches. It changes the electrical activity in the brain, blocks chemicals responsible for pain sensation and also blocks signals that cause nausea/vomiting associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency of migraine headaches, it can help you carry out your daily activities and have a better quality of life.

In Treatment of Short term anxiety

Bemetil 5mg Tablet reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry that are triggered only at the time of stressful conditions that last for a shorter duration. These could be job interviews, exams, stage performances, etc. It can effectively manage feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, and feeling irritable.

Side effects of Bemetil Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bemetil

  • Drowsiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

How to use Bemetil Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Bemetil 5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Bemetil Tablet works

Bemetil 5mg Tablet is a vestibular suppressant, i.e., it suppresses the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear by blocking the H1 receptor and stops vertigo. It acts within 30 minutes and, therefore, is effective during acute attacks. It also acts as a dopamine antagonist. Dopamine controls the region in the brain that causes nausea and vomiting, and this medicine blocks the action of dopamine. Therefore, Bemetil 5mg Tablet shows an anti-nauseating and antiemetic action. The mechanism of action by which prochlorperazine relieve headache and anxiety is probably related to it being serotonin (5HT3) receptor antagonist and dopamine (D2) receptor antagonist.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Bemetil 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Bemetil 5mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CAUTION
Bemetil 5mg Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
However, occasional short-term use of Bemetil 5mg Tablet for the treatment of nausea and vomiting poses little risk to the breastfed infant.
Driving
UNSAFE
Bemetil 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bemetil 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bemetil 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Bemetil 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bemetil 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Bemetil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Bemetil 5mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Bemetil 5mg Tablet is used for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting.
  • It may also be used to treat dizziness associated with  problems of the inner ear such as Meniere’s Syndrome.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Bemetil 5mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness. 
  • It makes you more likely to get heatstroke. Avoid heavy exercising and drink plenty of fluids.
  • It can cause your skin to be more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight while having this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenothiazines Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Dopamine (D2) receptor antagonist- Prochlorperazine

Patient concerns

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From last week I m having problem of vertigo, nausea. All reports are ok. Doctor says it's survical problem but my bp is also getting low and high. One day low and one day high in office also very much tension is there. So don't know what is the reason.kindly guide as dizziness is not getting resolved after a week 's medication. Please guide
Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal
Psychiatry
Your stress is causing it. You may need short term medication
Dezziness with nausea and vomiting.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
It can be positional vertigo which happens due to change in position of particles which balance the ear. Visit ent specialist for fixing the problem
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FAQs

Q. How does Bemetil 5mg Tablet work?

Bemetil 5mg Tablet is used to treat mental disorders like schizophrenia. It is also used to treat and prevent nausea, and vomiting.It may be used to treat anxiety (short-term) in certain cases where other anti-anxiety drugs have been ineffective. It is also used to treat nausea, vomiting, dizziness or spinning sensations (vertigo) due to Meniere's disease.It belongs to a class of medication call phenothiazines. It acts on the central nervous system by blocking certain receptors thus producing an anti-psychotic and anti-vomiting effect

Q. Does Bemetil 5mg Tablet expire?

Yes, Bemetil 5mg Tablet does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use Bemetil 5mg Tablet after the expiry date.

Q. Is Bemetil 5mg Tablet available over the counter?

Bemetil 5mg Tablet is not available over the counter. It is available only on prescription from the doctor

Q. Is Bemetil 5mg Tablet safe to use?

Bemetil 5mg Tablet is safe to use for a prescribed duration in the dose as advised by a doctor.

Q. How long can I take Bemetil 5mg Tablet for?

Bemetil 5mg Tablet should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor for your condition.

Q. Is Bemetil 5mg Tablet addictive?

Bemetil 5mg Tablet is not known to have any addictive potential. Please consult your doctor in case you have any other query regarding the same.

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