Xopenex, also known as Levalbuterol, is a short-acting bronchodilator that promotes muscle relaxation in the airways and increases airflows into the lungs.
Xopenex is used within people with reversible obstructive airways disease for the treatment and prevention of bronchospasm.
Do not use the drug if you are allergic to the drug and its components, particularly to Levalbuterol. Before using the drug, you should tell the doctor about all the drugs you use in this period, about the infections and illnesses that you have recently experienced, and also if you have ever had the following diseases: high blood pressure, any heart diseases, diabetes, any liver diseases.
Consult your doctor if you think that your drug does not work.
Remember that in case of an overdose, you may get serious side effects, which can lead to death.
If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or if you are just planning a pregnancy, then consult your doctor about the safety of taking this drug and the possible risks for you and your baby.
The inhaler Xopenex is contraindicated to children under the age of 6. It is not allowed to use the Xopenex inhaler to children under the age of 4.
Over The Counter Xopenex
Over the counter Xopenex is not available online. You can buy Xopenex online whithout prescripion at online pharmacy.
Method of Application
Carefully study the instructions for use of the drug and take it only in accordance with the prescribed dosage as recommended by the doctor. The use of the drug in a higher or lower dosage than prescribed can lead to the changes in the drug action that may negatively affect your health.
Before using the Xopenex inhaler, shake the canister, open the cap and make a complete breath out. Then put the mouthpiece in your mouth and inhale slowly, pressing the canister. Hold your breath for a few seconds and slowly exhale. If you need one more dose, then do it in no more than one minute.
Store the inhaler at room temperature in a clean, dry, cool place away from sunlight and the heat, with a closed cap on the mouthpiece.
Do not use the inhaler or throw it out if the dose indicator is at zero.
The Xopenex solution concentrate is applied with a nebulizer. Before using it, the concentrate should be mixed with the diluent. Talk to your doctor about the diluent that you need to use.
If you use Xopenex solution with a nebulizer, then follow the instructions: inject the medication into the spray chamber; add the prescribed diluent dose; fix the face mask, covering your nose and mouth, turn on the compressor; breathe slowly until the spray chamber is empty. After each inhalation, clean the nebulizer.
Remember that each Xopenex concentrate container is indicated for one use only.
Asthma is usually treated with a combination of several medicines. Follow all the instructions of your doctor when taking the medication, do not change the dosage yourself and do not stop taking medications without doctor's recommendations.
Seek immediate medical help if you experience the following symptoms while using the drug Xopenex: heartbeat disorder, shortness of breath, breathing disorder, leg weakness, constipation, severe thirst, increased urination, muscle weakness, limb numbness.
Common side effects:
- sore throat,
- runny nose,
- chest pain and tension,
- irregular heartbeat,
- increased nervousness.
The list of side effects is not complete, so you should contact your doctor for more information.
Discuss your health state with your doctor, ask him which medications and substances affect Xopenex and do not take them, because they can change the action of the drug and cause serious problems.