Levosulpiride is primarily used to treat psychoses such as schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. It is also used as a prokinetic and as an antiemetic. Levosulpiride can be useful in treating different disorders such as depression, gastroesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, Tourette's syndrome, peptic ulcer and dizziness.


What is Levosulpiride?

Levosulpiride is an antipsychotic medication that interferes with the activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine. It also believes that it can improve mood.


How should Levosulpiride be taken?

Levosulpiride can be administered orally in the form of tablets or drops or intravenously via injection. Administration can vary from 1 to 4 doses per day depending on the required dosage and the age of the consumer. 


Side effects associated with Levosulpiride

Among the possible side effects of Levosulpiride include the following:       


  • Amenorrhea
  • Gynecomastia
  • Galactorrhoea
  • Libido changes
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • Hypotension
  • Sleepiness disorders
  • Agitation
  • Dyskinesia
  • Hyperprolactinemia


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Levosulpiride

Levosulpiride is contraindicated in infants, children and in individuals with heart disease, high blood pressure or kidney dysfunction.


Before starting treatment with Levosulpiride, it is important to tell your doctor if:

  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drugs or food
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements. Mentioning in particular: medications against hypertension, hypnotics and analgesics
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from epilepsy, hyperprolactinemia, delusions, gastrointestinal bleeding, pheochromocytoma, porphyria or kidney disorders
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding