Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is a neuroleptic drug with multiple applications, primarily used to treat gastric problems. It acts as a prokinetic agent l which helps improve motility problems in the gut and consequently treats some gastric conditions as well such as gastritis and dyspepsia, caused by delayed emptying of your gut. Other conditions which benefit from this medicine include anxiety, schizophrenia, vertigo, Premature ejaculation in males, etc.
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is chemically composed of Levosulpiride, a chemical known to promote gastric muscle contractions, aiding digestion. This action comes through its negative effects on dopamine receptors, providing a steady release of acetylcholine responsible for smooth muscle contractions.
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is available in tablet form which is consumed orally usually before a meal two to three times daily or as suggested by the doctor. The dose is dependent on the condition being treated and adjusted accordingly, make sure to follow the doctor's prescription. It can be safely prescribed to adults above 18 years of age and contraindicated in younger children and pregnant women. Drowsiness, fatigue, sweating, and heart rate changes are some of the side effects observed with Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S.
Enlisted below are some indications for which Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed:
How Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S Works
Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter involved in stimulating smooth muscle contraction, secretions of the body, and regulation of heart rate. Dopamine, another neurological chemical substance, can essentially antagonize the neurons which release acetylcholine.
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S shows its therapeutic effect by two mechanisms. Firstly, the main action of Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S comes through its anti-dopamine activity as it shows selective antagonism of D2 receptors on presynaptic membranes in the brain. Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S blocks the dopamine-induced inhibition of acetylcholine in the upper gastrointestinal tract, allowing sustained acetylcholine-induced contraction peristalsis. Secondly, it also acts as serotonin (5-HT4) receptor agonist which together with antagonism at D2 receptors, contributes to its gastrointestinal prokinetic action.
How to use Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is available in the form of oral tablets. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water without chewing before taking a meal. Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is preferably taken at the same time every day till the prescribed time to always maintain equal blood levels.
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is taken orally in tablet form as per recommended doses. For gastric-related problems, it is usually 2-3 times a day before a meal. For mental health issues, doctors set the dose according to the individual’s requirement. Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S should be taken at a set time and for the prescribed length of time, not exceeding it.
Dose And Strength
Taken orally 3 times per day, before a meal
Not recommended for children under 18 years of age
Follow the doctor's prescription. In elderly patients due to other health conditions Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S may cause fluctuation in blood pressure and heart rate besides other side effects which must be regularly monitored.
Regarding the safety of Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S consult your doctor first if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breastfeeding an infant. Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S has limited safety data available and must not be taken without consulting a doctor first.
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S should not be prescribed under the following circumstances:
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before starting or during the treatment with Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S:
Following drugs can have some interactions with Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S and can potentiate or reduce the effects when used concomitantly:
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S can have some undesired side effects, make sure to consult your physician in case your symptoms worsen. Some of these side effects are:
Common Side effects
Rare side effects
#1. How Does Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S Work?
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S shows antidopaminergic activity on dopamine receptors, providing a steady release of acetylcholine responsible for smooth muscle contractions and regulation of heart rate.
#2. For How Long Should I Take Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S?
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is taken as per doctors' recommendation, depending on your condition. The commonly prescribed duration may vary from 4-to 8 weeks. Follow your prescription completely.
No, it is not considered to be addictive and does not cause any dependence (physical and psychological)
#4. Can I Drink Alcohol With Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S?
Consuming alcohol when taking Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S may cause excessive drowsiness and could increase the risk of side effects, hence should be avoided or restricted.
#5. What If I Take Too Much Of Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S?
If you have taken too much of the prescribed Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S you may experience symptoms of overdose, for example, fast or irregular heartbeat, upset stomach, blurred vision, fainting, dizziness, abdominal pain, or life-threatening severe symptoms. Contact your doctor or rush to the nearby emergency immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
#6. What If I Forget To Take Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S?
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is taken 2-3 times a day so you can take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it's less than 12 hours until your next dose, in which case you should skip the missed dose. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm or use a pill organizer or a mobile application so you do not miss any dose. Make sure to complete your course of treatment even if you feel better and think you do not need to take it anymore.
#7. Can I Take Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S has a safety concern for pregnant and lactating infants. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to start a family, please consult your doctor before using Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S. Also, if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S.
#8. Can I Drive or Ride a Bike After Taking Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S?
Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S is known to cause drowsiness and dizziness so make sure you know how your body reacts while using Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S. Do not drive or use any machinery/sharp tools until you feel normal again
#9. How Should Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S Be Stored?
Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat, direct sunlight, and moisture. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people. Dispose of unused medicine when treatment is over.
#10. Will Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S Affect My Sexual Activity?
In some patients Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S has reportedly caused a decrease in libido. Discuss with your doctor if you are concerned or experience this side effect
#11. Will Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S Affect My Fertility?
Hyperprolactinemia may be one of the side effects, which results in disturbances in the menstrual cycle, and lack of ovulation/ infertility among other reproductive disturbances. Kindly discuss the concerns with your doctor in detail.
#12. Do I Need to Undergo Any Tests While Taking Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S?
Your doctor may like to start Levopraid 50mg Tablet 10 'S by checking your prolactin levels. This should also be kept in check during therapy through lab tests. Also, check your blood pressure and pulse regularly especially if you have a history of heart disease.