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Levopraid 50 mg

(Levosulpride)

(Selective DA2 Receptor Antagonist)

Levopraid contains levosulpride that has mood elevating properties. It increases level of happy chemical – called dopamine – in the nerve endings by selectively antagonizing Dopamine D2 receptors in the brain and body. It belongs to the class of drugs called antipsychotics, however it is primarily used to improve somatic symptom disorder, gut motility and treats gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

Indications

  • Mental disorder, i.e., depression
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Frequent persistent heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Somatization Disorder: a combination of GI symptoms, sexual dysfunction and neurologic problems
  • Hypochondriasis: an abnormal fear of having a life-threatening medical condition
  • Pain disorder: unexplained chronic headache
  • Conversion Disorder: disorder of voluntary sensory or motor function
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder: a preoccupation with a – real or imagined – physical defect

Precautions:

Before using Levopraid Tablet, inform your doctor about:

  • Medications you are taking
  • History of allergy or any other pre-existing health condition
  • Pregnancy/lactation or plans for conception
  • Nature of your employment and job, i.e., Levopraid causes drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery after taking the tablet.

Side Effects:

  • Suppressed libido
  • Abnormal nipple discharge
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, i.e., fast heartbeat, sweating, increased blood pressure, muscle rigidity, high fever, confusion)
  • Amenorrhea, i.e., stoppage of menstruation in women of reproductive age
  • Gynecomastia, i.e., abnormally large breast in males

Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms.

Minor side effects include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Increased salivation
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight gain
  • Muscular fatigue

Dosage:

1 tablet 2-3 times a day