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Levolin Plus Syrup

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Ambroxol, Levosalbutamol, Guaifenesin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 27, 2019

Levolin Plus Syrup is used to treat acute and chronic respiratory problems including cough with mucus. It contains Ambroxol (30 mg), Guaifenesin (50 mg) and Levosalbutamol (1 mg/5 ml). Ambroxol and Guaifenesin belong to a class of expectorant drugs that loosens the mucus, reduces the stickiness of the phlegm/mucus, decongest the respiratory system and ease breathing. Levosalbutamol is a short-acting β2-adrenergic agonist and a bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles in the airway and dilates the airway tract, making breathing easier. This drug treats asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

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. Shake it well before use to ensure uniform mixing of the drug. 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.

Levolin Plus Syrup is helpful in treating the below provided problems:

  • Allergy

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Sjs)

A few side effects of Levolin Plus Syrup are provided below:

  • 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.

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  • 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 Disease

    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.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    It negatively reacts with alcohol in the bloodstream and causes excessive dizziness and drowsiness.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    Drugs like Albuterol, Amitriptyline, Atenolol, Formoterol, Furosemide, Hydrochlorothiazide, Ketoconazole, Propranolol and Xylometazoline reduce the effectiveness of the syrup.

Ques: What is Levolin Plus Syrup?

Ans: Levolin Plus Syrup is a medication which has Levosalbutamol as active elements present in it. This medicine performs its action by relaxing the muscles in the Air Passages. It is used to treat conditions such as Constriction of Airways, Asthma, Lungs Inflammation, etc.

Ques: What is the use of Levolin Plus Syrup?

Ans: Levolin Plus Syrup is a medication which is used for the treatment, control, and prevention of the below mentioned conditions such as:
  1. Constriction of airways
  2. Asthma
  3. Lungs inflammation
  4. Cough with mucus

Ques: What are the side effects of Levolin Plus Syrup?

Ans: Levolin Plus Syrup is a medication which has some known side effects which may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but serious. If you observe any of the below mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Here is a complete list of side effects caused by Enzoheal tablet, which are listed below:

  1. Nausea
  2. Vomiting
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Stomach upset
  5. Stomach pain
  6. Allergic reaction
  7. Dizziness
  8. Headache
  9. Rash
  10. Urticaria
  11. Tremor
  12. Palpitations
  13. Muscle cramp
  14. Increased heart rate
  15. Palpitations
  16. Nervousness
  17. Fussiness

Ques: Can Levolin Plus Syrup be used for constriction of airways and asthma?

Ans: Yes, Levolin Plus Syrup is a medication which can be used to treat conditions such as the Constriction of Airways and Asthma. Do not consume this medication for the above-mentioned conditions without consulting first with your doctor. It is a prescribed medication which should only be taken on a prescription.

Ques: How long do I need to use Levolin Plus Syrup before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Levolin Plus Syrup?

Ans: The duration of effect for this medicine is dependent on the severity of the patient’s condition. Therefore the frequency of usage of this medication will vary from person to person. It is advised to follow the proper prescription of the doctor, directed according to the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Levolin Plus Syrup empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is common to be taken orally and the action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Levolin Plus Syrup?

Ans: Levolin Plus Syrup contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature, as keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose of the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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About Levolin Plus Syrup
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