Stemetil 5mg Tablet MD is a Prescription medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called Phenothiazines. It is an antipsychotic type of medicine. This drug is prescribed for conditions like nausea, vomiting, vertigo, Meniere’s disease and schizophrenia. This drug acts on brain chemicals that control the feeling of sickness, nausea, and vomiting that is caused by various health conditions like a migraine. It is strongly advised to use this medicine only with proper doctor’s prescription. This medicine is manufactured and marketed by Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Active ingredients of Stemetil
This medicine contains Prochlorperazine (5mg) as an active ingredient.
Uses of Stemetil
This medicine is prescribed by the doctor in controlling the following conditions:
- Vertigo: It is a disorder in which patient feels like the world around him is spinning or rotating or rocking even when he/she is standing still.
- Meniere’s disease: This is an inner ear disorder which causes spinning feeling (vertigo), episodes of hearing loss, sometimes feeling of fullness in the ear.
- Schizophrenia: This medicine may also be prescribed by doctors to treat symptoms faced in this health conditions.
Side Effects of Stemetil
When some medicine is used to cure any kind of health problems, along with its intended benefits there is a chance of getting some unwanted side effects. These side effects might not happen in all patients. If they appear and never reduce in a stipulated span of time, it is strongly advised to visit your doctor.
Some common side effects that may occur:
- Dry Mouth
- Blurred Vision
Below mentioned are very rare side effects:
- Low Blood Pressure
- Changes In Heart Beats
- Swelling Of The Hands, Ankles Or Feet
- Skin Rash
- In Females: Unusual Secretion Of Breast Milk, Irregular Periods
- In Males: Breast Enlargement, Difficulty In Ejaculating
- Severe Pain In The Stomach With Bloating
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Yellowing Of The Skin and/or Eyes
- Difficulty In Breathing
Stemetil Drug interactions
While using any drugs for some kind of health problems, there is a risk of getting side effects if you are already using any other type of medicines or any health products for any other health problems. Please inform your doctor if you are using any type of drugs, medicines, vitamin supplements or any health products. Your doctor would suggest medicine accordingly. Below mentioned are few drugs that Stemetil has a chance of interacting with.
Let your doctor know if you are already using any
- Antidiabetic medicines
Stemetil Tablet – Precautions & How to Use
Inform your doctor if you are taking medications for any kind of health problems, over the counter products like vitamins, herbal supplements, etc., allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions like pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc. If you have been suffering from any health problems, you are more likely to get the side-effects of the drug. Take this tablet as directed by your Doctor. Dosage is based on your condition and symptoms. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Contraindications for Stemetil 5mg Tablet
This medicine is not recommended in following conditions
If you are allergic to ingredients in this medicine or have any kind of allergy towards any kind of medicine, let your doctor know. He would change the prescription accordingly.
Severe central nervous system depression
This medicine is not prescribed for patients suffering such conditions related to nervous system.
Not recommended for children under 2 years of age, or who are below the weight of 2 KGs
Taking more than prescribed dose may cause harmful side effects. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you find any side effects mentioned above or any other not mentioned here as well to avoid any kind of risk. These tablets are available in the market in various dosages. Follow instructions given by your Doctor before taking this medicine to avoid risks.
If missed certain regular dose, take as earliest possible, and if it is nearing next dosage, then skip the missed dose and carry on with next regular dose. Never use extra doses.
It is not recommended for use in pregnancy.
It is not recommended for use for breastfeeding women.
Kidney or Liver problems
Stemetil should be used with caution in patients suffering kidney or liver-related diseases. Inform your doctor if you have any kind of kidney or liver related health issues. He would suggest any dosage adjustments needed for your conditions.
Stemetil medicine should not be used along with alcohol; it may cause increased drowsiness and sleepiness
Substitutes for Stemetil 5mg Tablet
Here is a list of some medicines with the same composition, strength, and form as of Stemetil, and hence can be used as substitutes for this drug
- Acuvert 5 mg Tablet – Abbott India Ltd.
- Emikind 5 mg Tablet- Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
- Nausetil 5 mg Tablet – Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
- Stimat 5 mg Tablet – Zydus Cadila
- Vometil 5 mg Tablet – Cipla Ltd
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Dr. Kaleem Mohammed graduated as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 from Deccan College of Physiotherapy, affiliated to Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, India. Dr. Kaleem is an expert at handling physiotherapy needs of patients suffering from orthopedic and spinal conditions and post-surgery rehabilitation. Dr. Kaleem is associated with HealthClues since its inception where he facilitates diagnosis and advanced consultation with senior doctors. He is also a medical researcher and prolific writer who loves sharing insightful commentaries and useful tips to educate the patient community about fitness, treatment options, and post-treatment recovery.