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Levosulpiride

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

Common side effects

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Fainting, Blurred vision, Increased appetite, Increased heart rate, Breast enlargement, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Extra pyramidal symptom, Loss of appetite, Upper respiratory tract infection, Dyspepsia, Decreased white blood cell count, Parkinsonism, Weight gain, Fatigue, Liver transaminases increased, Akathisia, Fever, Anxiety, Increased liver enzymes, Irregular menstrual cycle, Increased blood pressure, Postural hypotension (low blood pressure), Increase in body weight, Rhinitis, Cough, Dystonia, Altered taste, Drowsiness, Urinary retention, Increased saliva production, Respiratory tract infection, Ecg changes, Constipation, Urinary incontinence, Abnormal vision, Skin reaction, Tremor, Seizure

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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

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

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Is levosulpiride an antidepressant?
No, it is used in the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, psychosis, dyspepsia

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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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What are its uses?
Levosulpiride is used in the treatment psychosis, depression, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia

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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 13 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)