Levolin Plus Syrup is generally used to treat productive cough and its associated medical conditions. It comes under the category of expectorants, which makes it a mucoactive agent.
The medication works by losing all the stuck mucus from the respiratory tracks like the nose, throat and windpipe and lungs. It also widens the windpipe making a better pathway for oxygen to enter the lungs. This helps the patient to cough out all the mucus out of the lungs.
The medications consist of side effects such as nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, vomiting, muscle cramp, headache, skin rash, and increased heart rate. Most of these side effects resolve within some time, however, if you experience any flare-up, consult your medical professional for a better alternative.
Take the medication as directed by your doctor as sudden withdrawal, overdose and interaction with other unknown medications, foods and other consumables can cause adverse effects to the patient.
Shake the bottle well before and use the measuring cup which is given with the syrup to take medication as per the prescription. Using a measuring cup to prevent overdose. Take it at a fixed time. Do not stop the medication until you finish the course or until you are instructed by the doctor. Otherwise, your illness might not be completely cured.
It is not recommended for patients aged 12 years or younger. The dosage of the syrup varies according to the age, weight, and condition of the patient. Consult your doctor for your recommended dosage.
Levolin Plus Syrup is helpful in treating the below provided problems:
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Sjs)
Is It safe with alcohol?
Avoid alcohol consumption while on this medication since it may interfere with the absorption of Levolin Plus Syrup.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
It is unsafe for pregnant women to use Levolin plus syrup. Consult your doctor to modify your dosage or to look for safer alternatives.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
If you are breastfeeding your baby, consult your doctor for better alternatives. Levolin plus can cause side-effects to the baby.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Do not drive if the syrup causes dizziness.
Does this affect kidney function?
There are no known adverse effects of its use to the normal kidney functioning. Consult your doctor before proceeding.
Does this affect liver function?
There are no known adverse effects of its use to the normal liver functioning. Consult your doctor before proceeding.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Levolin Plus Syrup , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as it is possible. Skip it, if it is time for the next scheduled dose. Do not double dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Contact the emergency health services if you overdose. The medicine induces excessive dizziness and drowsiness.
Levolin Plus Syrup is a multi-medicated medication, thus works via multiple mechanisms. Firstly, it as an agent that causes diffusion of thick mucus. Uncontrolled quantity of nitric oxide (NO) is related to inflammation and other kinds of disruptions of the functioning of the airways. Levolin Plus Syrup inhibits the activation of guanylate cyclase which is nitric oxide-dependent. Secondly, it acts as a β2 andrenergic receptor that results in an increase of cyclic AMP. Increased AMP leads to activation of protein kinase A which again prevents phosphorylation of myosin. All this mechanism leads to the relaxation of smooth muscles. And lastly, it as an expectorant which reduces adhesiveness and surface tension of congealed mucous in the upper respiratory tract to increase the flow of mucous, stimulating and increasing efficiency of the cilia to remove the accumulated mucous.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
It negatively reacts with alcohol in the bloodstream and causes excessive dizziness and drowsiness.
Interaction with Medicine
Drugs like Albuterol, Amitriptyline, Atenolol, Formoterol, Furosemide, Hydrochlorothiazide, Ketoconazole, Propranolol and Xylometazoline reduce the effectiveness of the syrup.
Interaction with Disease
The effects of the medicine may be modified due to interaction with medical conditions like diabetes, previous heart attack, high blood pressure, kidney disease, seizure, emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis and ulcer.
Ques: What is Levolin Plus Syrup?
Ques: What is the use of Levolin Plus Syrup?
- Constriction of airways
- Lungs inflammation
- Cough with mucus
Ques: What are the side effects of Levolin Plus Syrup?
Here is a complete list of side effects caused by Enzoheal tablet, which are listed below:
- Stomach upset
- Stomach pain
- Allergic reaction
- Muscle cramp
- Increased heart rate
Ques: Can Levolin Plus Syrup be used for constriction of airways and asthma?
Ques: How long do I need to use Levolin Plus Syrup before I see improvement in my condition?
Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Levolin Plus Syrup?
Ques: Should I use Levolin Plus Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food?
Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Levolin Plus Syrup?
Ques: Can I consume Levolin Plus Syrup with alcohol, coffee or tea?
Ques: What are the compounds used to manufacture Levolin Plus Syrup?
Ques: Can you do activities like driving after the consumption of Levolin Plus Syrup?
Ques: Does Levolin Plus Syrup cause addiction?
Ques: Can you suddenly stop the consumption of Levolin Plus Syrup?
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