Levocloperastine

Description

Levocloperastine is a non-opioid anti-tussive agent, used for the treatment of a chronic, non-productive cough. The medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Levocloperastine

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Drowsiness or sleepiness

Uses of Levocloperastine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dry Cough
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed rapidly after administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to levocloperastine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in Pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Use in Elderly Patients

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly patients due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the clinical condition.

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient's condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizure disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient's condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Heperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from hyperthyroidism due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of thyroid function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidepressants

CNS Stimulants

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine blocks the signals from the brain that trigger cough reflex and thus helps in suppressing the cough.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Non-Opioid Antitussive Agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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http://www.magispharma.it/prodotti_rcp/SmPC_Privituss_200ml.pdf

Zuventus Healthcare [Internet]. Zuventus.co.in. 2018 [cited 3 August 2018]. Available from:

http://www.zuventus.co.in/patient_wise_products_selected.aspx?Medi_Id=158

Levocloperastine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 3 August 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/688420#section=3D-Conformer

[Internet]. Bioaltus.com. 2018 [cited 3 August 2018]. Available from:

http://www.bioaltus.com/kofdip.php

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Information on this page was last updated on 22 Oct 2018

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