Levosulpiride - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Levosulpiride
Latest prescription information about Levosulpiride. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics
International :Dislep, Endacine, Levobren, Levogastrol, Levopraid, Pausedal
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antipsychotic and prokinetic agent, prescribed for dyspepsia, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with gastrointestinal bleeding, and intestinal obstruction.
Pregnancy Category :
Category B :Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 25 mg 3 times/day.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of neuroendocrine tumor, epilepsy, manic states, abnormally-high levels of prolactin in the blood, painful, lumpy breasts, heart disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Genitourinary - Absence of menstrual period, breast enlargement in male, spontaneous milk secretion, and changes in libido.
Potentially Fatal - Neuroleptic malignant syndrome.