Levolin 1 mg Syrup

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
Description

Levolin 1 mg Syrup is a bronchodilator medicine that relaxes the muscles in the airways leading to the lung and improves the amount of air flow to and from the lungs. It is used to prevent and treat the symptoms of asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Levolin 1 mg Syrup

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Levolin 1 mg Syrup

  • Headache
  • Viral infections
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Sore throat and hoarseness
  • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
  • Decreased appetite
  • Muscle pain and cramps
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Swelling of eyelids, face, lips, tongue
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash and spotting
  • Chest pain and discomfort
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Difficulty in speaking (dysphonia)

Uses of Levolin 1 mg Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 5-10 minutes of administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3-6 hours.
  • 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. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits of use before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the effect on the nursing infant is not clinically established. Your doctor may ask you to discontinue breastfeeding if the use of this medicine is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Levosalbutamol/Salbutamol or any other component present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits of use before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the effect on the nursing infant is not clinically established. Your doctor may ask you to discontinue breastfeeding if the use of this medicine is necessary.
General warnings

Other medicines

Report the use of all medications including herbs and supplements to the doctor before receiving levosalbutamol.

Other diseases

Report the past/present incidence of all diseases including heart and blood vessels disorder, electrolyte imbalance, any disease associated with thyroid and other glands etc to the doctor. All the other conditions should be considered before therapy with this medicine is initiated.

Hypokalemia

Use of this medicine can cause a decrease in blood potassium levels and hence should be administered with caution in patients suffering from Hypokalemia.

Paradoxical bronchospasm

Use of this medicine has been associated with worsening of asthma symptoms in some instances. Contact your doctor immediately if breathing becomes more difficult after using this medicine. The use of Levosalbutamol should be stopped immediately in such cases.

Excessive use

It is recommended to use this medicine in prescribed quantities only as excessive use may cause some severe adverse effects and may prove fatal in some cases.

Use in elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high.

Use in children

This medicine should be used with caution in children. Safety and efficacy are established based on the form of the medicine and age of the patient. All the recommendations should be followed while prescribing this medicine in children. An adult should supervise the use of this medicine in children.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include dry mouth, shaking, chest pain, increased heart rate, convulsions, and fainting.
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

Amitriptyline

Atenolol

Ketoconazole

Propranolol

Xylometazoline

Furosemide

Hydrochlorothiazide

Formoterol

Pseudoephedrine

Disease interactions

Heart Disease

Use of this medicine has been associated with an increase in heart rate and changes in blood pressure. It should be used with caution in patients with an active or historic case of heart disease. Patients should also be screened for the risk factors of heart disease before starting the treatment course.

Diabetes

Use of this medicine has been associated with a mild to moderate rise in blood sugar levels in most patients. Hence, caution should be exercised if the patient is diabetic.

Hypokalemia

Use of this medicine has been associated with a decrease in blood potassium levels. It should be used with caution in patients having a disorder where potassium levels in the body are imbalanced.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be administered with caution in patients with seizure disorders as the risk of increased frequency and severity of convulsions are significantly high.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of normal kidney function. The dose should be selected very carefully and the kidney function should be monitored on a regular basis.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Levolin 1 mg Syrup exactly as prescribed. The prescribed dose form, frequency, and duration of uptake are specific as per your needs. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities or for longer than recommended. Contact your doctor if no visible improvements in symptoms are observed after use.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing and opening the blocked air passages leading to the lungs. It improves the amount of air flow to the lungs and makes breathing easier.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Adrenergic bronchodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

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