Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is designed to treat Schizophrenia symptoms 

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is also commonly prescribed to reduce heartburn and Irritable bowel syndrome 

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S contains Levosulpiride

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is to be ingested under doctor’s advisement 

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to adults (aged 18 years and above)

 

Type

Tablet

Feature

50mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Levosulpiride

Composition

Levosulpiride 50 mg

Brand

Scilife Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

ABOUT

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is a neuroleptic drug with multiple applications, primarily used to treat gastric problems. It acts as a prokinetic agent l which helps improve motility problems in the gut and consequently treats some gastric conditions as well such as gastritis and dyspepsia, caused by delayed emptying of your gut. Other conditions which benefit from this medicine include anxiety, schizophrenia, vertigo, Premature ejaculation in males, etc.

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is chemically composed of Levosulpiride, a chemical known to promote gastric muscle contractions, aiding digestion. This action comes through its negative effects on dopamine receptors, providing a steady release of acetylcholine responsible for smooth muscle contractions.

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is available in tablet form which is consumed orally usually before a meal two to three times daily or as suggested by the doctor. The dose is dependent on the condition being treated and adjusted accordingly, make sure to follow the doctor’s prescription. It can be safely prescribed to adults above 18 years of age and contraindicated in younger children and pregnant women.  Drowsiness, fatigue, sweating, and heart rate changes are some of the side effects observed with Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S. 

Indications

Enlisted below are some indications for which Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is prescribed:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastritis
  • Heartburn
  • Dyspepsia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Depression
  • Vertigo
  • Emesis (vomiting/nausea)
  • Premature ejaculation

How Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S Works

Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter involved in stimulating smooth muscle contraction, secretions of the body, and regulation of heart rate. Dopamine, another neurological chemical substance, can essentially antagonize the neurons which release acetylcholine.

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S shows its therapeutic effect by two mechanisms. Firstly, the main action of Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S  comes through its anti-dopamine activity as it shows selective antagonism of D2 receptors on presynaptic membranes in the brain. Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S blocks the dopamine-induced inhibition of acetylcholine in the upper gastrointestinal tract, allowing sustained acetylcholine-induced contraction peristalsis. Secondly, it also acts as serotonin (5-HT4) receptor agonist which together with antagonism at D2 receptors, contributes to its gastrointestinal prokinetic action.

How to use Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is available in the form of oral tablets. Swallow the tablet with a glass of water without chewing before taking a meal. Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is preferably taken at the same time every day till the prescribed time to always maintain equal blood levels. 

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is taken orally in tablet form as per recommended doses. For gastric-related problems, it is usually 2-3 times a day before a meal. For mental health issues, doctors set the dose according to the individual’s requirement. Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S should be taken at a set time and for the prescribed length of time, not exceeding it. 

Dose And Strength

  • Levosulpiride 25mg
  • Levosulpiride 50 mg

Dosage

Adult Dose

Taken orally 3 times per day, before a meal

 Pediatric Dose

Not recommended for children under 18 years of age

 Elderly Dose

Follow the doctor’s prescription. In elderly patients due to other health conditions Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S may cause fluctuation in blood pressure and heart rate besides other side effects which must be regularly monitored.

Pregnancy use and Lactation

Regarding the safety of Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S consult your doctor first if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breastfeeding an infant. Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S has limited safety data available and must not be taken without consulting a doctor first.

Contraindications

 Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S should not be prescribed under the following circumstances:

  • Allergy to the content of  Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S
  • Gastric bleeding
  • Mechanical obstruction of GI tract
  • Epilepsy
  • Pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor)
  • Maniac psychoses
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • Breast cancer 
  • Any changes in breast tissue
  • Patients under 18 years of age

Precautions‌ ‌

Please‌ ‌tell‌ ‌your‌ ‌doctor‌ ‌about‌ ‌any‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌following‌ ‌conditions‌ before starting or during the treatment with ‌Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S:‌ 

  • Caution is advised if you have a history of drug allergies 
  • ‌Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S must be used with extra care in patients with heart disease or arrhythmias, this drug cause changes in heart rate
  • While using ‌Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S keep in mind, that it may alter your Prolactin hormone levels (which cause breast milk secretion). Watch out for galactorrhea or any abnormal changes or enlargement in breast tissue
  • ‌Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S must be used with caution in patients with a history of long-standing depression and anxiety and avoided in psychoses all together
  • Patients suffering from chronic gut disease must be careful, especially those with a history or an existing Gastrointestinal Perforation/ bleeding
  • Due to unknown harmful effects ‌Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S may have in pregnant females and breastfed infants, consult your doctor first regarding the safety of ‌Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S
  • Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S must be used with great care in patients with a history of asthma. In case you feel respiratory side effects, report to your doctor
  • Alcohol consumption may potentiate the side effects, it must be avoided or restricted with ‌Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S
  • History of recent surgical treatment or a scheduled surgery shortly
  • history of epilepsy or any other type of seizure.

Interaction with other medications

Following drugs can have some interactions with Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S and can potentiate or reduce the effects when used concomitantly:

  • Alcohol 
  • Metoclopramide
  • Diltiazem 
  • Antifungals such as fluconazole, clotrimazole
  • Acetazolamide
  • Almotriptan 
  • Alprazolam 
  • Cyclosporine 
  • Ipratropium 
  • Pregabalin 
  • Sucralfate 
  • Tramadol

Adverse Effects

 Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S can have some undesired side effects, make sure to consult your physician in case your symptoms worsen. Some of these side effects are:

Common Side effects

  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Headache 
  • Drowsiness 
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Changes in heart rate

Rare side effects

  • Anaphylactic reaction 
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Weight gain
  • Galactorrhea 
  • Gynaecomastia 
  • Fatigue 
  • Profuse sweating
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Decreased libido
  • Fever/chills
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Palpitations 
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in Blood Pressure
  • Behavior changes 
  • Hypersalivation

List Of How to Deal with Adverse Effects

  • Fatigue – Patients experiencing this adverse effect are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Drowsiness – If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea – Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak – If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from sitting or lying down to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Heartburn – This can be dealt with by chewing on mint-flavored gum that’ll help neutralize the acid in the body. Standing up straighter, adding ginger to the daily diet, elevating the patient’s upper body, and having licorice supplements has shown to provide relief.

FAQs

#1. How Does Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S Work?

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S shows antidopaminergic activity on dopamine receptors, providing a steady release of acetylcholine responsible for smooth muscle contractions and regulation of heart rate. 

#2. For How Long Should I Take Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S? 

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is taken as per doctors’ recommendation, depending on your condition. The commonly prescribed duration may vary from 4-to 8 weeks. Follow your prescription completely. 

#3. Is Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S Highly Addictive?

No, it is not considered to be addictive and does not cause any dependence (physical and psychological)

#4. Can I Drink Alcohol With Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

Consuming alcohol when taking Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S may cause excessive drowsiness and could increase the risk of side effects, hence should be avoided or restricted. 

#5. What If I Take Too Much Of Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

If you have taken too much of the prescribed Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S you may experience symptoms of overdose, for example, fast or irregular heartbeat, upset stomach, blurred vision, fainting, dizziness, abdominal pain, or life-threatening severe symptoms. Contact your doctor or rush to the nearby emergency immediately if you have any of these symptoms. 

#6. What If I Forget To Take Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S is taken 2-3 times a day so you can take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it’s less than 12 hours until your next dose, in which case you should skip the missed dose. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm or use a pill organizer or a mobile application so you do not miss any dose. Make sure to complete your course of treatment even if you feel better and think you do not need to take it anymore.

#7. Can I Take Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S has a safety concern for pregnant and lactating infants. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to start a family, please consult your doctor before using Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S. Also, if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S. 

#8. Can I Drive or Ride a Bike After Taking Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S  is known to cause drowsiness and dizziness so make sure you know how your body reacts while using Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S. Do not drive or use any machinery/sharp tools until you feel normal again

#9. How Should Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S Be Stored?

Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat, direct sunlight, and moisture. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people. Dispose of unused medicine when treatment is over.

#10. Will Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S Affect My Sexual Activity?

In some patients Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S has reportedly caused a decrease in libido. Discuss with your doctor if you are concerned or experience this side effect

#11. Will Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S Affect My Fertility?

Hyperprolactinemia may be one of the side effects, which results in disturbances in the menstrual cycle, and lack of ovulation/ infertility among other reproductive disturbances. Kindly discuss the concerns with your doctor in detail.

#12. Do I Need to Undergo Any Tests While Taking Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S?

Your doctor may like to start Scipride 50mg Tablet 30 ‘S by checking your prolactin levels. This should also be kept in check during therapy through lab tests. Also, check your blood pressure and pulse regularly especially if you have a history of heart disease.