Trade Names/Brand Names :
Antux, Broncard, Danka, Dropavix, Levocof, Levoferin, Levomepromazina, Levopront, Levotuss, Percof, Perlatos, Quimbo, Salvituss, Tautoss, Tau-Tux, Zyplo
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is an antitussive, prescribed for cough.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment, excessive mucus discharge, and hypersensitivity.
Category D :
There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 60 mg 3 times/day for ≤7 days.
How it should be taken :
It comes as syrup to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of severe kidney insufficiency, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, headache and palpitations.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.