Levodropropizine

Latest prescription information about Levodropropizine. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Levodropropizine

Therapeutic Classification : Antitussives

ICD Code : Y55.3

Trade Name(s): 
India- Rapitus.
International- Antux, Broncard, Danka, Dropavix, Levocof, Levoferin, Levomepromazina, Levopront, Levotuss, Percof, Perlatos, Quimbo, Salvituss, Tautoss, Tau-Tux, Zyplo.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is an antitussive, prescribed for cough. 

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment, excessive mucus discharge, and hypersensitivity.

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 60 mg 3 times/day for ≤7 days.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as syrup to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of severe kidney insufficiency, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, headache and palpitations.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature.