Levodropropizine

Description

Levodropropizine is a medicine used for the symptomatic treatment of a non-productive cough (a dry cough). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Levodropropizine

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sleeplessness
  • Skin Rash
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Headache

Uses of Levodropropizine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cough
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • 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 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 levodropropizine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Severe liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Bronchorrhea

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from bronchorrhea, a condition where there is an excessive production of watery mucus (bronchorrhea), since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless 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

Driving or Operating Machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Diabetes Mellitus

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Severe kidney Impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from severe kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Diseases

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. In patients suffering from mild to moderate liver impairment, close monitoring of liver functions tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in elderly

This medicine is not recommended for use in elderly patients aged 65 and above without the advice of a doctor due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take/administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

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

Alprazolam

Buspirone

Chlordiazepoxide

Diazepam

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take/administer 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

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It inhibits the signals from the brain that trigger a cough reflex and thus it helps in reducing the cough.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antitussives

Schedule

Schedule H

Levodropropizine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Levodropropizine

[Internet]. Berkoilac.com.tr. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

http://berkoilac.com.tr/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dropolev-damla-en.pdf

Levodropropizine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12472

[Internet]. E-lactancia.org. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

http://e-lactancia.org/media/papers/levodropropizine-DS2014.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Jan 2019

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