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Should I take xopenex at first sign of wheezing or wait? I Wheeze after exercise and during allergies and cold. Sometimes it goes away on its own and i dont want to use too much.

Should I take xopenex at first sign of wheezing or wait? I Wheeze after exercise and during allergies and cold. Sometimes it goes away on its own and i dont want to use too much.

Mgt: I would suggest taking one or two puffs to control your symptoms. Typically, no more than 8 puffs in 24 hours is recommended. Wheezing is a sign of asthma and I would recommend seeing your PCP for assessment and an action plan. An online consultation may also be booked online. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: xopenex (levalbuterol)?

What is the definition or description of: xopenex (levalbuterol)?

Xopenex (levalbuterol): Xopenex (levalbuterol) is a beta agonist used in the treatment of asthma and copd. It differs from albuterol in being "levo"rotary rather than "racemic". ...Read more

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Can you overdose a 2 year old on xopenex (levalbuterol)?

Can you overdose a 2 year old on xopenex (levalbuterol)?

YES: Yes, you can.It can increase heartrate and blood pressure among other things, which may cause serious complications. Follow the doctors instructions regarding the xopenex (levalbuterol) and if your child is having continuing problems breathing, go to er asap. ...Read more

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What conditions require xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa inhalers?

What conditions require xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa inhalers?

Bronchodilator: Xopenex/levalbuterol is useful as bronchodilator. It opens lower airways in asthma and asthma-related conditions. ...Read more

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Do dulera and xopenex (levalbuterol) have the same ingredients?

Do dulera and xopenex (levalbuterol) have the same ingredients?

Different: They are completely different medications, Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination inhaler containing both an inhaled steroid and long acting bronchodilator, while xopenx has a short-acting bronchodilator. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: xopenex (levalbuterol)?

Please describe the medication: xopenex (levalbuterol)?

Inhaled asthma med: That is sometimes used for other lung conditions also. It has fewer side effects than the medication it is very closely related to, albuterol. Read more about it on drugs.Com or a similar website. ...Read more

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Can u use xopenex (levalbuterol) and atrovent together?

Can u use xopenex (levalbuterol) and atrovent together?

Drug interactions.: No drug interactions were noted on Drugs.Com drug interaction checker – but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1382-814,1446-857) ...Read more

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Can xopenex (levalbuterol) and atrovent given at the same time?

Can xopenex (levalbuterol) and atrovent given at the same time?

Yes: Yes it can. Both are bronchodilators, meaning they open up your airways so are often used for asthma or COPD. They work in different pathways though, which is why sometimes the physician will prescribe both. For instance, studies show that giving atrovent (ipratropium) and albuterol in the first 24 hours of an acute asthma attack in kids while in the ER speeds up recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more