Generic Name : Levosulpiride Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics
India- Lesuride, Levoride, Nexipride, Starpride, Sulvo.
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.
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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