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    Levosulpiride

    Information about Levosulpiride

    Levosulpiride uses

    Levosulpiride is used in the treatment of heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diabetic gastroparesis, schizophrenia and depression.

    How levosulpiride works

    Levosulpiride is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

    Common side effects of levosulpiride

    Headache, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Increased production of breast milk

    Available Medicine for Levosulpiride

    • ₹55 to ₹154
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹50 to ₹143
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹79 to ₹180
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹75 to ₹190
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹42 to ₹126
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹65 to ₹143
      Saffron Therapeutics Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹60 to ₹138
      Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹64 to ₹83
      Mission Research Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹38
      Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹49
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Levosulpiride

    • Do not take this drug if you are allergic to levosulpride.
    • Before taking the drug consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.
    • Immediately consult your doctor if you  have absence if periods, abnormal milk secretion or changes in sexual desire, fever, muscle stiffness. 
    • The drug can make you dizzy. Be careful  when driving vehicles or operating machines.

    Frequently asked questions for Levosulpiride

    Levosulpiride

    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
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    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 Levosulpiride with omeprazole?
    Levosulpiride 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. Levosulpiride 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)