Levosulpiride + Pantoprazole is a combination of two medicines: Levosulpiride + Pantoprazole1 and Levosulpiride + Pantoprazole2. Levosulpiride + Pantoprazole1 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). Levosulpiride + Pantoprazole2 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.
Take Epsipan L exactly as directed by your doctor. It is best to take one capsule on an empty stomach daily.
Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Epsipan L?
The use of Epsipan L should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Epsipan L cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Epsipan L can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
Q. Does the use of Epsipan L lead to increased risk of fractures?
Several studies in adults suggest that Epsipan L may increase the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip, wrist or spine. The risk of fracture was more in patients who received high dose. High dose can mean multiple daily doses, and long-term therapy (a year or longer).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 11th Dec 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.