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INTRODUCTION

ALEVO 100 TABLET contains Levosulpiride which belongs to the group of medicines called Antipsychotic drugs. It is used in the treatment of depression and schizophrenia in adults.

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feeling of sadness, loss of interest, feeling guilty or worthless, attention impairment, lack of energy, suicidal thoughts and slow or abnormal physical movements.

Schizophrenia is a serious mental health disorder in which the individual interprets the reality in an abnormal way. It affects the thinking and behaviour of the person and causes symptoms such as long-lasting delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, irrelevant speech, agitation, slow movements, unusual body postures and lack of interest/pleasure.

Before taking ALEVO 100 TABLET inform your doctor if you have any kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have epilepsy, any bleeding or any blockage or tear in the gut, mania or bipolar disorder (manic depression).

ALEVO 100 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients having cancer or tumours in the body. Do not take ALEVO 100 TABLET without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The most common side effects of taking ALEVO 100 TABLET are sleepiness, tiredness and dizziness. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect bothers you.

USES OF ALEVO 100 TABLET

It is used in adults to treat:

  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia

HOW ALEVO 100 TABLET WORKS

ALEVO 100 TABLET is an antipsychotic medicine. It acts by increasing the levels of certain chemical messengers (such as serotonin) in the brain that can stabilize mood and mental health. As a result, it improves your mood and reduces the signs of depression. It can also control abnormal thoughts and behaviours and improves thinking abilities, behaviour and body movements.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ALEVO 100 TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking ALEVO 100 TABLET unless your doctor advice you to stop.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ALEVO 100 TABLET

COMMON

  • sleepiness, tiredness
  • dizziness
  • vertigo (spinning sensation)

RARE

  • irregular heart rhythm

Stop taking ALEVO 100 TABLET and inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects such as:

  • signs of Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (such as high fever, rigid muscles, mood swings, fast or irregular heartbeat, changes in blood pressure, increased sweating)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ALEVO 100 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may harm the growing baby. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

ALEVO 100 TABLET is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you feel drowsy after taking ALEVO 100 TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ALEVO 100 TABLET, as it could make you feel drowsier.

KIDNEY

ALEVO 100 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult with your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take ALEVO 100 TABLET if you are allergic to Levosulpiride.

HEART DISEASE

ALEVO 100 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with heart problems (such as cardiac insufficiency, prolong QT interval). Therefore, consult with your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

ALEVO 100 TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • have pheochromocytoma (tumours of the adrenal gland)
  • have epilepsy (fits)
  • have prolactinoma (a non-cancerous tumour of pituitary gland)
  • have breast cancer
  • have mania (elevated mood)
  • have manic depression (alternative episodes of excitement and sadness)

Before taking ALEVO 100 TABLET, inform your doctor if you:

  • have or had a previous history of stroke or problems in blood circulation
  • have bloody stools or bleeding in the gut
  • have blockage or tear in the intestines

Use in pediatrics:

ALEVO 100 TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

ALEVO 100 TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug – Drug Interactions:

Before taking ALEVO 100 TABLET inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • levodopa, ropinirole (medicines used to treat Parkinsonism)
  • medicines used to treat high blood pressure (such as propranolol, atenolol, amlodipine, diltiazem, clonidine, ramipril, azilsartan)
  • medicines used to treat irregular heartbeat (such as digitalis, quinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol)
  • medicines that can remove potassium from the body such as diuretics (Ex. furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide)
  • amphotericin B (a medicine used to treat fungal infection)
  • laxatives (used to treat constipation) Ex. lactulose, calcium dobesilate
  • corticosteroids (used to treat pain and inflammation) Ex. prednisolone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone
  • tetracosectides (a diagnostic agent used for screening problems of adrenal gland)
  • medicines used to treat severe tics (such as pimozide)
  • medicine used to treat mental illness or depression (such as haloperidol, lithium, imipramine, thioridazine, sulpiride)
  • methadone (a medicine used to treat drug addiction)
  • other medicines used to treat stomach disorders (such as cisapride, aluminium hydroxide, sucralfate)
  • erythromycin (a medicine used to treat bacterial infections)
  • halofantrine (a medicine used to treat malaria)
  • pentamidine (a medicine used to treat pneumonia)
  • medicines used to treat anxiety (such as diazepam, clonazepam, pentobarbital, phenobarbital)
  • narcotic analgesics (used for pain relief) Ex. morphine, fentanyl, pethidine
  • medicines used to treat allergic reactions (Ex. cetirizine, levocetirizine)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more ALEVO 100 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdosage might include extrapyramidal disturbances (such as involuntary muscle contraction, tremors, muscles stiffness, involuntary facial movements and inability to sit still) and sleep disorders.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Levosulpiride
Pharmacological Category :   Dopamine (D2) Receptor Antagonists
Therapeutic Indication :   Depression, Schizophrenia
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ALEVO 100 TABLET out of the sight and reach of children
  • Store ALEVO 100 TABLET at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT ALEVO 100 TABLET

What is ALEVO 100 TABLET used for?

ALEVO 100 TABLET is used in the treatment of depression and schizophrenia in adults.

How and when to take ALEVO 100 TABLET?

Take ALEVO 100 TABLET as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not cursh or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

How long should I take ALEVO 100 TABLET?

You need to take ALEVO 100 TABLET for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition

What to do if I forgot to take a dose of ALEVO 100 TABLET?

If you forgot to take a dose of ALEVO 100 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of ALEVO 100 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of ALEVO 100 TABLET to compensate the missed ones.

What are the most common side effects of taking ALEVO 100 TABLET?

The most common side effects of taking ALEVO 100 TABLET are sleepiness, tiredness and dizziness. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect bothers you.

Can I stop taking ALEVO 100 TABLET without consulting your doctor?

No. You should not stop taking ALEVO 100 TABLET without consulting your doctor because it may lead to reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using ALEVO 100 TABLET, consult your doctor for advice.

Will taking a higher dose of ALEVO 100 TABLET be more effective?

No, taking a higher dose of ALEVO 100 TABLET will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.

What precautions do I need to follow while taking ALEVO 100 TABLET?

Before taking ALEVO 100 TABLET inform your doctor if you have any kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have epilepsy, mania or any other mental illness as a precaution. ALEVO 100 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients having bleeding or any blockage or tear in the gut. It is also not suitable for use in patients having cancer or tumours in the body. Do not take ALEVO 100 TABLET without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with ALEVO 100 TABLET?

It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure along with ALEVO 100 TABLET without consulting your doctor as they may further reduce your blood pressure and make you feel dizzier.

Can ALEVO 100 TABLET be used in pregnant women?

ALEVO 100 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may harm the growing baby. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Can ALEVO 100 TABLET make me feel drowsy?

Yes. Drowsiness is one of the common side effects of taking ALEVO 100 TABLET. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling drowsy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your drowsiness. Consult your doctor if your drowsiness worsens.

REFERENCES

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