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Westel 5 mg Tablet


Overview

Westel Tablet side effects

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

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 5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Westel Tablet works

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

Westel Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Westel 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Westel 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Occasional short-term use of Westel 5 mg Tablet for the treatment of nausea and vomiting poses little risk to the breastfed infant.
Driving
Westel 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Westel 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Westel 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Westel 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Westel 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Westel 5 mg 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 5 mg 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

Questions Related to Westel

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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 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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