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Lepivil 25mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Lepivil 25mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of gastric problems like nausea, vomiting, heartburn or indigestion. It also prevents acid reflux (acid going up to the food pipe) and hence helps in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Lepivil 25mg Tablet can also be used in the management of schizophrenia and depression. It may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache and fatigue. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. You should immediately consult your doctor if there are missed periods, abnormal milk secretion, changes in sexual desire, or fever after taking this medicine.

Side effects of Lepivil Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lepivil

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Increased prolactin level in blood

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

How to use Lepivil Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lepivil 25mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lepivil Tablet works

Lepivil 25mg Tablet is a atypical antipsychotic. It works by increasing the release of acetylcholine (a chemical messenger). This increases the movement of stomach and intestines, and prevents reflux (acid going up to the food pipe).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lepivil 25mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lepivil 25mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lepivil 25mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lepivil 25mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lepivil 25mg Tablet may cause drowsiness, numbness, or dyskinesias, therefore they should be advised to avoid driving and operations requiring supervision.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lepivil 25mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, limited data suggest a cautious use of this medicine in these patients.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lepivil 25mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, limited data suggest a cautious use of this medicine in these patients.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by your doctor.
  • Lepivil 25mg Tablet may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Consult with your doctor immediately if you have absence if periods, abnormal milk secretion or changes in sexual desire, fever, muscle stiffness.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzenesulfonamide Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lepivil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
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Brand(s): Canticid
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Patient Concerns

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Heartburn Mental disorder Depression Frequent persistent heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux disease Irritable bowel syndrome Indigestion Back flow of acid from stomach Difficulty in swallowing Inflammation of esophagus Excess acid secretion by stomach Intestinal or stomach ulcers
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to be examined in clinic to reach a diagnosis and then appropriate medicine can be prescribed
Stomach acidity after eating any food , loss of appetite insomnia also
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
u have psychiatric problem. irritable bowel syndrome take tablet amitryptaline 25mg hs for 14 days
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FAQs

Q. Is levosulpiride safe?

Levosulpiride is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is levosulpiride an antidepressant?

No, it is used in the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, psychosis, dyspepsia

Q. What is levosulpiride?

Levosulpiride belong to class of medication called as atypical antipsychotics. It acts by decreasing the activity of dopamine in the brain

Q. What are its uses?

Levosulpiride is used in the treatment psychosis, depression, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia

Q. Does levosulpiride cause erectile dysfunction?

No. patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding the possible side effects.

Q. Can I take Lepivil with omeprazole?

Lepivil can be safely taken with omeprazole as no harmful effects have been reported clinically. A fixed-dose combination of these two medicines is also available. Lepivil works by increasing the gut motility and Omeprazole decreases the acid production in the stomach. So, this combination is very effective in the treatment of reflux esophagitis associated with acidity, heartburn, intestinal and stomach ulcers.

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References

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