Vontrol® is a commercially known medicine, being very effective for the central and peripheral nervous system , relieving the symptoms of certain common disorders, such as dizziness and nausea.

For this reason, in this article we will learn about the specific functions of vontrol®, taking into account its adverse effects and its mechanism of action in the body.

What is control?

Vontrol® is a medicine manufactured by the “Sanfer” laboratory (1) , whose active principle is called Diphenidol Hydrochloride , with anti-vertiginous and anti-emetic properties, which control serotonin receptors in the nervous system, to relieve dizziness . and vertigos mainly , which is easily digested in the gastrointestinal tract.

Vontrol® comes in presentations of 25 tablets, tablets or injectable solution , with 25 mg, 40 mg or 2 ml of the active metabolite, whose route of administration is oral. The initially recommended dose is one 25 mg tablet or tablet at least every 4 hours for 5 times a day, although it may depend on the patient’s condition.

Note: One study mentions the following information: “Vontrol® exerts a specific effect on the vestibular apparatus, to control vertigo and to inhibit trigger zone chemoreceptors that control nausea and vomiting . ” (two)

What is the control used for?

As explained above, vontrol® exerts a great effect on the nervous system and better controls neurotransmitters , but specifically, its functions are as follows:

1. Nausea and vomiting

Nausea is a state that causes the sensations of vomiting, without directly causing it, while vomiting is the result of gastrointestinal muscle contractions and ends up emptying the contents found in the stomach .

Highlights: Vontrol® is prescribed both for nausea and vomiting , as well as for cases related to labyrinthitis (inflammation caused by a virus in the inner ear) or malignancy (abnormal cells that attack the tissues of the ear). lymphatic and blood system).

2. Peripheral vertigo

This type of vertigo is characterized by causing the sensation that everything around you is moving (including yourself), as well as being the result of an abnormality in the vestibular nerve , which is related to correct hearing.

You should know: The diseases or disorders related to it and for which the drug vontrol® is prescribed are: Ménière’s disease (which occurs in the inner ear and can cause tinnitus or deafness) or post-operations and middle ear surgeries .

Vontrol Side Effects

Vontrol® can bring with it certain adverse effects , some more frequent than others, but that must be taken into account when using the drug. Among those reactions are:

Important: A medical study recommends: ” You should see your doctor if any of these effects persist : drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, nervousness, trouble sleeping, stomach pain . ” (3)

Control contraindications

Finally, there are a certain number of patients for whom vontrol® is contraindicated, especially those who already use other types of drugs , which may have unwanted interactions. Therefore, it is not recommended for the following cases:

  • Hypersensitivity to the active principle.
  • Presence of anuria (lack of large quantity of urine).
  • Renal insufficiency.
  • Pregnancy and lactation.

To highlight: It is known thanks to certain investigations that: ” Diphenidol can cause hallucinations, disorientation or confusion, for this reason its use is limited to hospitalized patients or under similar close and continuous supervision” . (4)

Key Findings

  • Vontrol® is a drug made with antiemetic and antivertiginous properties .
  • It comes in the form of tablets, tablets or injectable solution, the doses of which depend on the patient’s condition. 
  • Vontrol® is effective in treating nausea and vomiting , as well as peripheral vertigo. 
  • Vontrol® can cause side effects such as drowsiness, hallucinations, confusion, and dry mouth. 
  • The use of vontrol® is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation .

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