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    Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole

    Information about Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole

    Levosulpiride + rabeprazole uses

    Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole is used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux), intestinal ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.

    How levosulpiride + rabeprazole works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Levosulpiride and Rabeprazole. Levosulpiride is a prokinetic which works by increasing the release of acetylcholine (a chemical messenger). This increases the movement of stomach and intestines, and prevents reflux (acid going up to the food pipe). Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It works by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach which helps in the relief of acid-related indigestion and ulcers.

    Common side effects of levosulpiride + rabeprazole

    Nausea, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Flatulence, Constipation, Headache, Dizziness, Weakness, Sleepiness, Flu-like symptoms
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
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    Expert advice for Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole

    • It is a well-tolerated medicine and provides relief for a long time.
    • Take it one hour before the meal, preferably in the morning.
    • Inform your doctor if you get watery diarrhea, fever, or stomach pain that does not go away.
    • Do not consume alcohol while taking Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole as it can increase the risk of stomach damage.
    • Long-term use may cause weak or broken bones. Take adequate intake of dietary calcium and vitamin D or their supplements. Do not take Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole for longer than prescribed.

    Frequently asked questions for Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole

    Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole

    Q. Which is the best time to take Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole?

    Take the Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole exactly as directed by your doctor. It is best to take one capsule daily on an empty stomach.

    Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole?

    Use of Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.

    Q. Can the use of Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for sometime and resume once you feel better.

    Q. Does the use of Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole lead to increased risk of fractures?

    Several studies in adults suggest that treatment with Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole may be associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. The risk of fracture was increased in patients who received high dose. High dose can mean multiple daily doses, and long-term therapy (a year or longer).

    Q. Can I drive while taking Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole?

    No, taking Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole may make you feel sleepy, dizzy or could affect your eyesight. So do not drive or use machines until you know how this medicine affects you.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Levosulpiride+Rabeprazole?

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 March, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)