This medicine contains the active ingredient levomepromazin which belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. These medicines affect the chemical balance in the brain by restoring it. Levomepromazin is prescribed for the treatment of Schizophrenia (you see, hear, feel things that do not exist, have strange and frightening thoughts, you are depressed and anxious, you cannot differentiate between fiction and reality) and the relief of pain and other distressing symptoms in terminally ill patients.
Is Levomepromazin suitable for me?
Levomepromazin is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you have an allergy to levomepromazin, other phenothiazine medicines, or any other ingredient of this medicine
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- have asthma, a lung infection, or other lung or breathing problems or increased pressure in the eyes or glaucoma
- have dementia, Parkinson disease, or depression
- have a heart problems or blood vessel disease
- have liver, kidney, or prostate problems
- are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding
- have epilepsy, or myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness).
- have a blood disorder
- have a tumor on your adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma)
- have ever had jaundice
- have diabetes
- are alcoholic
- are elderly
Levomepromazin interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Levomepromazin?
This medicine is available in form of a film-coated tablet.
You should take levomepromazin exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
- The usual starting dose is between 25 and 200 mg per day divided into three doses.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Also, this medicine works best if there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep this amount constant, do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Levomepromazin side effects?
Like all medicines levomepromazin can cause side effects, including:
- dry mouth
- uncontrolled muscle movements
- changes to the heartbeat
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.