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Votil 5 mg Tablet MD


Overview

Introduction of Votil Tablet MD

Votil 5 mg Tablet MD is used to treat nausea, vomiting, dizziness or spinning sensations (vertigo) due to Meniere's disease. It is also used to treat schizophrenia and anxiety (short-term).

Votil 5 mg Tablet MD is taken by mouth with food. It is important to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. In case you have missed any dose than it is better to take it as soon as you remember it. But, never double your dose. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

It may cause sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that require concentration. Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing) may also occur as a side effect, so rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. This medicine may your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Therefore, it is important to avoid direct sunlight exposure while having this medicine.

Votil Tablet MD side effects

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

How to use Votil Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Votil 5 mg Tablet MD is to be taken with food.

How Votil Tablet MD works

Votil 5 mg Tablet MD is a dopamine antagonist. It works by blocking the dopamine receptors in the region of brain that controls nausea and vomiting.

Votil Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Votil 5 mg Tablet MD
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Votil 5 mg Tablet MD during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Votil 5 mg Tablet MD is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Occasional short-term use of Votil 5 mg Tablet MD for the treatment of nausea and vomiting poses little risk to the breastfed infant.
Driving
UNSAFE
Votil 5 mg Tablet MD may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Votil 5 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Votil 5 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Votil 5 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Votil 5 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Votil 5 mg Tablet MD 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 Votil 5 mg Tablet MD 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Votil

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I am suffering from Meniere's disease for the last 2 years. I have attack of vertigo after 1 or 2 months regularly.The ENT Doctor prescribed me tablet vertin 16 mg.It helps to control vertigo but does not treat the root cause. Also have hearing loss in left year.Any effective treatment for this condition? I am a diabetic too.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Case has to be seen in person before starting the treatment
What is the cause of vertigo? Lathergyne?fff
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
The most common causes of vertigo are inner ear infections or diseases of the ear such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis, and Meniere's disease. Less common causes of vertigo can include head or brain injuries or migraines.
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FAQs

Q. How does Votil work?

Votil 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 Votil expire?

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

Q. Is Votil available over the counter?

Votil is not available over the counter. It is available only on prescription from the doctor

Q. Is Votil safe to use?

Votil is safe to use for a prescribed duration in the dose as advised by a doctor.

Q. How long can I take Votil for?

Votil should only be taken for the duration as advised by the doctor for your condition.

Q. Is Votil addictive?

Votil 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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