Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole is a combination of two medicines: Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole1 and Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole2. Levosulpiride + Rabeprazole1 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 + Rabeprazole2 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 the Pivol LS 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 Pivol LS?
Use of Pivol LS should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Pivol LS cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Pivol LS 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 Pivol LS lead to increased risk of fractures?
Several studies in adults suggest that treatment with Pivol LS 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 Pivol LS?
No, taking Pivol LS 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 Pivol LS?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Mar 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.