Levatol Oral Tablet 20Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Levatol: Oral tablet (20mg)

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Levatol 20mg Tab
Actient Pharmaceuticals LLC a Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc Company
Pill Identification: SP 22 

What is this Medicine?

PENBUTOLOL (pen BYOO toe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.

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Levatol 20mg Tablet

NDC: 522440450
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hypertension

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Angina

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Levatol 20mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Levatol 20mg Tablet

No White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Moschcowitz Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Bruises Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<25.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
0.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
1.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diaphoresis Incidence:
1.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
2.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
2.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
2.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
3.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
4.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
7.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Levatol 20mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Levatol 20mg Tablet(Penbutolol Sulfate)
Marijuana and Beta-blockers(Penbutolol Sulfate)
Do not take Marijuana, Medical and Beta-Blockers (examples: Coreg, Metoprolol or Lopressor or Toprol, Nadolol or Corgard, Propranolol or Inderal) together without talking to your health care provider. Marijuana, Medical may decrease the effectiveness of Beta-Blockers. It is possible that Marijuana, Medical can cause high blood pressure, increased heart rate or other heart-related side effects in persons predisposed to these conditions, which may make the Beta-Blocker-type drug less effective at treating heart or blood pressure related problems.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Levatol 20mg Tablet(Penbutolol Sulfate)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Penbutolol Sulfate)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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