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Albuterol and xopenex difference

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Same chem'l structur: They are both bronchodilators and chemically the same structure. Xopenex (levalbuterol) has been called the son of albuterol and many physicians pref... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Probably can't : "xopenex" is expensive but not clearly superior, if at all, to regular albuterol which costs about 90% less.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Yes: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just epinepherine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart attack. Alb... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Similar: The major difference is that albuterol stimulates the heart less often than metaproterenol (alupent). Albuterol effectiveness also lasts an hour or so... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
Nothing really: The primary difference is the device used to deliver the albuterol. The medications are the same and if the device is used correctly, both techniques ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Xopenex (levalbuterol) is: Levalbuterol, a pure left hand isomer of albuterol which contains right and left isomers and xopenex (levalbuterol) is more selective beta agonist for... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Not much different: Primatene mist previously available without a rx was just inhaled epinephrine. Overuse was associated with bad side effects like stroke and heart atta... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Albuterol: is more specific to your lungs and less likely to cause cardiac problems
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Short acting: Both drugs are short acting bronchodilators; albuterol is called a sympathomimetic drug because it affects beta receptors that line airways and cause ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
ALBUTEROL/IPRATROPIU: They both cause bronchodilatation, and are often used as a combination(combivent, )used in COPD when there is bronchospasm albuterol belongs to beta2... Read More

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