Information about Levamisole

Levamisole Uses

Levamisole is used in the treatment of worm infections.

How Levamisole works

Levamisole is an anti-parasitic medication. It works by suppressing the enzyme activity in the worm's muscle, causing its paralysis and death. This treats your infection.

Common side effects of Levamisole

Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain
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Expert advice for Levamisole

  • You have been prescribed Levamisole to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole with a full glass of water.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Levamisole.
  • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
  • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

Frequently asked questions for Levamisole

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Q. Is Levamisole effective?

Levamisole is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Levamisole too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Levamisole cause dizziness?

Yes, Levamisole can make you feel dizzy. Avoid driving, operating on machinery, working at heights or participating or participating in potentially dangerous activities, especially during the initial days of your treatment. However, if your condition does not improve, consult your doctor.

Q. Are there any specific conditions where Levamisole should be avoided?

The use of Levamisole should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine. Also, patients who are suffering from asthma should refrain from using Levamisole. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have or had any medical condition before starting your treatment with Levamisole.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Levamisole?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Levamisole?

If you forget a dose of Levamisole, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Levamisole safe?

Levamisole is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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