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Levosulpiride

INFORMATION

Uses

Levosulpiride is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and mania (abnormally elevated mood).

How it works

Levosulpiride works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Common side effects

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Postural hypotension (low blood pressure), Liver transaminases increased, Breast enlargement, Increase in body weight, Irregular menstrual cycle

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Expert advice

  • 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

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

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)