What is Levolin Syrup?
Levolin Syrup is a type of bronchodilator medicine used to treat asthma and pulmonary disorder. It is used to prevent and treat the symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Get to know how Levolin Syrup works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Levolin Syrup is not suggested.
Composition of Levolin Syrup
Levolin Syrup is composed of Levosalbutamol (is also known as Levalbuterol) 1mg per 5 ml of syrup as an active ingredient.
Levolin Syrup Composition – Levolin syrup is manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals Limited
Manufactured By – MDC Pharmaceuticals
Prescription – Required
Available Forms – Syrup & tablets
Drug Type – Bronchodilator
Levolin Syrup Uses and Benefits
It is used for the Treatment, Control, Prevention of following symptoms and conditions:
- Used to give relief from constriction of airways (Bronchi)
- Lungs inflammation
- Lung swelling
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
There might be other uses and benefits of the Levolin syrup as well. Do not consume this syrup because someone has taken it with similar symptoms. Inform or visit your doctor or a specialist before using this syrup.
How does Levolin Syrup work?
Generally used as bronchodilator medicine that relaxes the muscles in the airways leading to the lung and improves the amount of air flow to and from the lungs
The Syrup helps to improve patient’s condition by performing the following functions:
- Levolin syrup works as a muscle relaxant of the airways and thereby removes any obstruction formed in the airways or bronchia.
Side Effects of Levolin Syrup
The following are the list of side effects that may occur from all component ingredients of Levolin syrup. The following adverse reactions may be possible, But do not always occur. Some side effects are rare but serious and may be life-threatening. It is advised to consult your doctor if you suffer any such side effects and if they prolong.
The possible side effects of Levolin syrup are as follows:
- Tremors especially of hands
- Severe hypokalemia (decreased levels of electrolyte potassium in the blood)
- Urge to vomit
- Muscle cramps
Dosage of Levolin Syrup
Levolin 1 mg syrup should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The prescribed dose form, frequency, and duration depend on your condition. It is advised to take this syrup with food or immediately after food. The effect of the syrup starts in 5 to 10 minutes after administration. It is packed in a 100ml bottle and it is an inexpensive medicine. The syrup is available in suspension form and can be taken in a measuring cup, by oral route. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities for longer than recommended durations. Contact your doctor if no visible improvements are noticed in symptoms after its usage. This syrup is available in local pharmacies and the syrup is available variable generic names as well.
What if you missed a dose of Levolin Syrup?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the previous dose.
What if you overdosed Levolin Syrup?
If you have overdosed with the Levolin syrup, contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of an overdose may include dry mouth, shaking, chest pain, convulsions, and increased heart rate.
Drug interactions of Levolin Syrup
If you consume some other drugs or over the counter products at same time the effects of Levolin syrup may change. This may increase chances of side effects or might cause your drug not to work properly. If you inform the doctor about all your health history and any current medications that you are using, then it would be easy for the doctor to help you to manage or prevent drug interactions. Generally, the drugs which interact with Levolin syrup includes;
Contraindications of Levolin Syrup
Hypersensitivity to Levolin syrup is a contraindication. Levolin syrup should not be used if you have the following conditions:
- Allergic reactions
Precautions and How to use Levolin Syrup
- Inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, present, and past health status, pregnancy, and upcoming surgeries before you start using Levolin syrup,.
- Chance of getting side effects is more when this drug is used while suffering some health problems. Inform your doctor about your present health condition to avoid such issues.
- Use the medicine as guided by your doctor.
- Dosage always depends upon your condition.
- Do not take this medicine after the expiry date stated on the package.
- Levolin Syrup should be stored away from the reach of children.
- The syrup can be stored at room temperature and avoid direct exposure to heat and sunlight.
- Do not take this medicine in large dose, than prescribed by doctor.
- Inform doctor if your condition persists or worsens while under this medication.
Before prescribing important counseling points to consider are as follows:
- Have high blood pressure and heart disease.
- Indication of worsening asthma.
- Regularly monitor blood potassium levels.
- Levolin Syrup is not recommended in women with breastfeeding and pregnancy.
- The adverse effects are more prominent when the patient is prone to longer use.
- Levolin Syrup does not completely cure the symptoms, but only provides temporary relief and facilitates in easier breathing.
- Patients with kidney disease should take doctor’s advice prior to consuming Levolin syrup.
- Avoid the use of Levolin Syrup if you have low calcium levels.
- Consult your doctor if you have high blood pressure or heart problems.
Alternative medicine for Levolin Syrup
Your doctor may prescribe the below-mentioned brands of syrups as a n alternative to Levolin Syrup.
- Levolin 1mg Syrup – Cipla Pharmaceuticals Limited
- Levosal Syrup – Haeal Pharma
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Dr. Srishti Tayal is Chief Radiologist at Radiodent – Dental and Maxillofacial Imaging. She has completed BDS and MDS with Gold Medal from JSS Medical College, Mysore. She is a passionate medical researcher and has published five research papers in various medical journals and received an award for the best scientific paper.
In addition to following her pursuits in dentistry, she is also an avid medical writer who believes in bridging the information gap among the common population with regards to modern medicine.