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Westel 5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Westel 5mg Tablet is used to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness due to ear diseases (Meniere’s syndrome). This medicine is also used in mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, mania and short term anxiety.

Westel 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. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effect is 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. It may also cause drowsiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

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. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor.

Uses of Westel Tablet

Side effects of Westel Tablet

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

How to use Westel 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. Westel 5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Westel Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Westel 5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Westel 5mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Westel 5mg Tablet 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 Westel 5mg Tablet for the treatment of nausea and vomiting poses little risk to the breastfed infant.
Driving
UNSAFE
Westel 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Westel 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Westel 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Westel 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Westel 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Westel 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 Westel 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.

Patient Concerns

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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
What is the cause of vertigo? Lathergyne?fff
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
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 Westel work?

Westel 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 Westel expire?

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

Q. Is Westel available over the counter?

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

Q. Is Westel safe to use?

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

Q. How long can I take Westel for?

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

Q. Is Westel addictive?

Westel 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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