Trade Names/Brand Names :
Dislep, Endacine, Levobren, Levogastrol, Levopraid, Pausedal
Why it is prescribed :
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.
Category B :
Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
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 :
Absence of menstrual period, breast enlargement in male, spontaneous milk secretion, and changes in libido.
• Potentially Fatal
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).