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Levocloperastine is used in adults for the treatment of non-productive cough.

How it works

Levocloperastine belongs to a class of medications called antitussive agents. It acts on the central nervous system and lungs and supresses cough by reducing the cough reflex.

Common side effects

Nausea, Palpitations, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fainting, Fatigue, Headache, Hydrodipsomania (periodic episodes of uncontrollable thirst), Loss of appetite, Sleepiness


Expert advice

  • Do not drive or operate machinery as levocloperastine may cause dizziness. 
  • Do not consume alcohol as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to levocloperastine or any of its ingredients. 
  • Do not consume this drug if you have excessive discharge of mucus, severe liver impairment.
  • Patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, seizures should not consume this drug
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)