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Levosulpiride

Levosulpiride

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By Medicover Hospitals / 22 April 2021
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Levosulpiride

  • Levosulpiride is an antipsychotic medication used to treat depression, indigestion, GORD, psychiatric disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety disorder, vertigo, hallucinations, schizophrenia, and frequent heartburns. The drug is used for the prevention of premature ejaculation. This drug works by increasing the release of acetylcholine. It increases the movement of the stomach and intestines and prevents reflux.
    1. Levosulpiride Uses
    2. Levosulpiride Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Interactions
    5. Dosage
    6. Storage
    7. Levosulpiride vs Naxdom
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Citations

    Levosulpiride Uses:

  • Levosulpiride is used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease. This drug belongs to the antipsychotic (also known as neuroleptics or tranquillizers) class of medications. It is mostly used to treat hallucinations, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and vertigo, among other mental illnesses. It can cure premature ejaculation.
  • Side Effects:

  • Some of the common side effects of Levosulpiride are:
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Increased prolactin level in blood
    • Drowsiness
    • Irregular Menstrual Periods
    • Gynecomastia
    • Constipation
    • Abdominal pain and cramps
    • Weight gain
    • Unusual tiredness
    • Increased salivation
    • Fever
    • Excessive Sweating
    • Change in Heart Rate
    • Abnormal Heart Rate
  • Levosulpiride can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions:

  • Before using Levosulpiride talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications related to it. The drugs may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some serious allergic reactions. Before using the drug the talk with your doctor if you had any medical history such as kidney disease, liver disease, stomach ulcers and abdominal pain.
  • How to use Levosulpiride?

  • Levosulpiride should only be used with a doctor's prescription and should not be used without it. If the symptoms worsen, it is recommended that you seek medical help right away. It should be administered at a set time and for the length of time that the doctor prescribes. The medication must be swallowed whole, without being torn, crushed, or chewed before use. Levosulpiride 25mg tablets three times a day is the prescribed dosage for dyspepsia and other GI problems. Dose reduction is appropriate in elderly patients, and the drug should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Missed Dose:

  • If you skip a dose, take it as soon as you remember. To make up for a missing dose, skip it and don't take two doses at the same time.
  • Overdose:

  • An accidental overdose of Levosulpiride in a small amount may not be dangerous. High doses, on the other hand, can cause sleep disturbances, restlessness, excessive muscle movements, tremors, and other side effects. If you have any of these signs, contact your doctor right away or seek medical help.
  • Interactions:

  • Drug interactions can cause Levosulpiride to function differently or it can put you at risk for severe adverse effects. Keep a record of all the medications that you use (including prescription and nonprescription medications, as well as herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not begin, stop, or adjust the dosage of any medications without first consulting your doctor.
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Warnings for Serious Health Conditions:

    Pregnancy & Breastfeeding:

  • This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. It is recommended that this drug be used only when the benefits outweigh the risks.
  • This medication should not be taken by women who are breastfeeding. Before taking this medication, talk to your doctor.
  • Levosulpiride vs Naxdom

    Levosulpiride
    Naxdom
    Levosulpiride is an antipsychotic medication used to treat depression, indigestion, GORD, psychiatric disorders and irritable bowel syndrome It inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers responsible for pain, inflammation, and fever.
    The drug is used for the prevention of premature ejaculation. This drug works by increasing the release of acetylcholine. Naxdom 500 Tablet is used to treat pain, swelling, and discomfort caused by various types of arthritis and other conditions.
    Some of the common side effects of Levosulpiride are:
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Drowsiness
    • Increased prolactin level in blood
    Some of the common side effects of Naxdom are:
    • Dry Mouth
    • Headache
    • Fatigue

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Levosulpiride is a safe and effective therapy for dysmotility-like functional dyspepsia and non-erosive reflux disease.
    Levosulpiride is the levorotatory enantiomer of sulpiride, a substituted benzamide used to treat somatoform disorders and as an antipsychotic, antidepressant, antiemetic, and antidyspeptic medication.
    Levosulpiride is used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease. This drug belongs to the antipsychotic (also known as neuroleptics or tranquillizers) class of medications.
    Some of the common side effects of Levosulpiride are:
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Increased prolactin level in blood
    • Drowsiness

    Citations:

  • Levosulpiride, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/1043661895800530
  • Levosulpiride Side Effects, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/1043661895800522