Levosulpiride


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO Dyspepsia; Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; Irritable bowel syndrome 25 mg 3 times/day.
Dosage Details
Oral
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, Dyspepsia
Adult: 25 mg tid.
Elderly: Dose reductions may be necessary.
Contraindications
Phaeochromocytoma, epilepsy, manic states, hyperprolactinaemia, mammary dysplasia, malignant mastopathies, cardiac impairment. GI bleeding, mechanical obstruction or perforation.
Special Precautions
May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Amenorrhoea, gynaecomastia, galactorrhoea, changes in libido.
Potentially Fatal: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Drug Interactions
Reduced bioavailability with sucralfate, aluminium- and magnesium-containing antacids. Effect on GI motility may be antagonised by anticholinergic agents, narcotics and analgesics. Avoid alcohol.
Action
Description: Levosulpiride is a substituted benzamide, which exerts antidopaminergic (selective dopamine D2 receptors) activity on both central and peripheral levels. It is an atypical neuroleptic and a prokinetic agent.
Pharmacokinetics:
Absorption: Oral bioavailability is about 30%; peak plasma concentrations after about 3 hr.
Excretion: Mainly via urine. Plasma half-life: 9.7 hr (oral); 4.3 hr (IV).
Storage
Store at 15-30°C (59-86°F).
MIMS Class
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