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Levopride tablet 50 mg 2x10's

Levopride tablet contains Levosulpiride | belongs to Antipsychotic

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How it works

This medicine works by inhibiting the action of certain specific neurotransmitters in the brain and specific regions of the stomach and the intestine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Levopride tablet 50 mg 2×10’s

  • Drowsiness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Gynacomastia severe
  • Cosntipation
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Weight gain
  • Sleeplessness
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Increased salivation
  • Decrease in libido
  • Fever severe
  • Excessive sweating severe
  • Change in heart rate

Uses of Levopride tablet 50 mg 2×10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease

    This medicine is used for the treatment of gastroesophagal reflux disease marked by increased irritation of the stomach caused by bile and acid.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

    This medicine is used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome marked by persistent stomach pain, flatulence, diarrhea, or constipation.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of oral administration.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 5-8 hours upon oral administration.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine as the risk of adverse effects are increasingly high. Contact your doctor if an excess of drowsiness is experienced.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It is advised to use this medicine only when the benefits outweigh the risks involved.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended. However, if it is absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Levopride tablet 50 mg 2×10’s or any other component present with it.

  • Epilepsy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you suffer from epilepsy or have a history of convulsions.

  • Bipolar disorder

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from bipolar disorder marked by frequent episodes of anxiety, agitation, depression, hallucinations etc.

  • Pheochromocytoma

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a tumor of the adrenal glands that causes a life threatening rise in blood pressure.

  • Gastrointestinal perforation

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a condition where the food pipe and the gut is bleeding, obstructed, and perforated.

  • Breast cancer

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer (malignant mastopathy).

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. It is advised to use this medicine only when the benefits outweigh the risks involved.

  • Breast-feeding

    Use of this medicine by breastfeeding women is not recommended. However, if it is absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Heart disease

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a history of stroke, blood clotting disorders or other ailments of the heart and blood vessels.

  • Diabetes

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients who are suffering from diabetes or are exposed to the risk factors.

  • Hypokalemia

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having low potassium levels in the body. It is recommended to initiate treatment with Levopride tablet 50 mg 2×10’s only after the potassium deficit is corrected.

  • Breast cancer

    This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient is suspected to have breast cancer associated with abnormally high levels of prolactin in the body.

  • Drowsiness

    This medicine is known to cause moderate to severe drowsiness and may the ability to perform tasks that require a high level of mental alertness. It is advised to refrain from driving or operating any heavy machinery after consuming this medicine.

  • Leukopenia

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have a decreased white blood cell count characterized by frequent infections, fever with chills, sore throat, and mouth ulcers.

  • Use in elderly

    This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly as the risk of side effects are increasingly high. Appropriate dose adjustments should be made based on the response of the patients.

  • Menstrual abnormalities

    Use of this medicine has been associated with abnormalities in menstrual period. Contact your doctor if the regular periods are excessively delayed.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.

  • Overdose

    Contact a doctor if an overdose with Levopride tablet 50 mg 2×10’s is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include excessive drowsiness, fall in blood pressure, agitation, coma etc.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Diltiazem moderate
  • Pregabalin moderate
  • Sucralfate moderate
  • Tramadol severe
  • Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide moderate
  • Ipratropium moderate
Disease interactions
  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a disease of the heart and blood vessels. You may require an adjusted dose and safety monitoring to safely use this medicine.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from perforation and bleeding of the stomach and the intestine. Report any instance of fever with chills, nausea, vomiting, presence of blood in stool to the doctor.

  • severe

    This medicine should not be used in patients having an abnormal level of the hormone prolactin. Breast cancer due to a high level of prolactin should be ruled out before treatment with this medicine is initiated.

  • severe

    Use of this medicine is not recommended if the patient suffers from Neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Introduction or reintroduction of this medicine should be done with caution in patients having a known history of this syndrome.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution if you have asthma. Report any instances of difficulty in breathing, wheezing, chest pain etc to the doctor immediately.

Lab interactions

General Instructions

Take Levopride tablet 50 mg 2×10’s as instructed by the doctor. This medicine should be taken at least half an hour before food. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. It is advised to take plenty of water while taking this medicine.

Other details

  • To be taken before food
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

what are the adverse effects of Levopride tablet 50 mg 2×10’s

Sleep disturbances, over stimulation and agitation. Extrapyramidal effects. Cardiovascular effects, hypotension.

What is the dose of Levopride tablet 50 mg 2×10’s

Adults: 50-200 mg daily.
Schizophrenia: Adults: Initially 200-400 mg twice daily, increase if necessary up to max 1.2 gm twice daily in patients with mainly positive symptoms or up to a total of 800 mg daily in patients with mainly negative symptoms, with neither predominating, are given usual dosage to 400-600 mg twice daily. Children: 3-5 mg/kg daily to children over 14 yr of age.
Tourette’s syndrome: Adolescents: Age: 14-18 yr, 200-400 mg twice daily.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Levopride tablet 50 mg 2×10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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