It is used for controlling condition that includes excessive production of acid in stomach, excessive pancreas secretion along with excessive drooling and sweating that is generally linked with Parkinson's disease.
How to Take Drug
Every dose of this medication is to be taken with completely filled water glass. You should remember that the capsule should not be chewed, crushed and nor it should be opened. It should be swallowed completely. The medication has been specifically designed for releasing slowly into your body system.
Prior to taking the drug, you should confirm your doctor if you are having: tingle or numbness hand or foot; disease in liver; problems in thyroid; fluctuating blood pressures, irregular heartbeats; prostate enlargement; chronic disease in lungs, allergies or asthma.
In these cases, sometimes doctor opt for other medications. They might even opt for keeping the same at a reduced dosage or have the patient under special observation during the treatment period. You should never take Levbid, while breast-feeding your baby.
You should never take Levbid, if you are taking any of the medication families described below. It might leave you with serious side effects.
- Solid oral potassium chloride
- GI Motility Agents
When you are experiencing any mentioned side effects, you should cease the intake of the medication from that very instant and opt for urgent medical help.
The effects include:
- Allergic reactions: This includes difficulty in breathing, throat closing, hives or excess tongue, face or lip swelling.
- Irregularity in heart rate: In most cases, it goes rapid.
- Flushing or rashes
- Pain in the eye
There are other effects to seen from intake of the drug, although they are less severe. They include dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, weakness, nervousness, blurred visions, bright light sensitivity, large pupils, bloating, nausea, constipation, heartburn or frequent taste change. You can continue taking the medicine during these stages and consult your doctor for helping you remove these effects from your body.
Missing a scheduled dose of Levbid should be taken as soon as you remember it. Missing dose might lead to problems in the ongoing treatment. However, you should avoid the medication if the time for the next dosage is very near. Taking double pill in short periods for compensation might lead to over dosage and greater number of side effects on your body system.
Overdose conditions should be immediately confirmed to your doctor for further medical assistance. Overdose symptoms of the medication includes nausea, headache, dry mouths, vomiting, problems while swallowing, dilated pupil, blurred vision, dry & hot dry skin, drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety, confusion, seizures, irregular heartbeats and weak pulses.
Levbid should be stored at around room temperature and away from any heat and moisture. Again the location selected should be such that it is away from young family members.