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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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Other name for xopenex (levalbuterol)

Levalbuterol: Xopenex (levalbuterol) is the brand name for Levalbuterol (generic name). ...Read more

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

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

Quick airway opener: Xopenex (levalbuterol) is the brand name for an albuterol. Inhaling albuterol works quickly to open congested, partially closed airways in your chest like when you are having an asthma attack or emphysema flare. This provides quick relief. If you have frequent symptoms or episodes frequently, you may also need to use a different controller inhaler to help heal your airways and prevent attacks. ...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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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 would happen if someone drank sepracor xopenex (levalbuterol)?

What would happen if someone drank sepracor xopenex (levalbuterol)?

Not much: Unlikely to cause much issue other than maybe a slight increase in heart rate. Call poison control. ...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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I'm 18 years old and I have asthma. I might be overdosing on the xopenex (levalbuterol)?

I'm 18 years old and I have asthma. I might be overdosing on the xopenex (levalbuterol)?

More than 2x/ week: If you need your xopenex (levalbuterol) more than 2 times per week then your asthma is poorly controlled and you need a controller medication such as flovent, asmanex, or qvar. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are side effects of xopenex (levalbuterol) inhalers for asthma?

What are side effects of xopenex (levalbuterol) inhalers for asthma?

Temporary jitterines: For the most part, you may experience temporary jitteriness that usually lasts for 15-20 minutes after taking it. This is because the medication causes an increase in heart rate. You may want to consult your physician prior to taking this if you have any heart problems. This is the most common side effect. ...Read more

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Does the xopenex (levalbuterol) inhaler contain steroids?

Does the xopenex (levalbuterol) inhaler contain steroids?

No.: Xopenx is a single medicine known as a short-acting-beta agonist (saba). There is no steroid. Its base medicine is albuterol. Most drugs have two forms-the active chemical and its mirror image (kind or like a right hand and left hand). Many drugs, only one of them works as the medicine. Xopenex (levalbuterol) is the "working form" of albuterol. Used to try and decrease side effects using active form of med. ...Read more

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Have crushing feeling/little air. Took 2 puffs of xopenex (levalbuterol) 45 mcg inhaler. Am breathing better- but only 50%. Inhaler ex. In june. Can I try nebulizer?

Have crushing feeling/little air. Took 2 puffs of xopenex (levalbuterol) 45 mcg inhaler. Am breathing better- but only 50%. Inhaler ex. In june. Can I try nebulizer?

You need more: See your doctor now before your asthma gets worse. Xopenex (levalbuterol) and the likes should never be used as the only drug for chronic asthma and in fact may even make the problem worse. You will likely need an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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Does levalbuterol have less blood pressure effects than albuterol?

Does levalbuterol have less blood pressure effects than albuterol?

Yes: Yes, it is more selective for the receptors found in the air passages and doesn't affect heart and blood vessels as much as albuterol does. ...Read more

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What do you do if heart rate increases on xopenex (levalbuterol)?

What do you do if heart rate increases on xopenex (levalbuterol)?

Report to your doc.: Hr increase is an expected side effect of xopenex (levalbuterol). It should not prevent you from taking the medication as prescribed. Note the rate and rhythm of your heart and report that info to your doc so they can see if further eval is necessary. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between xopenex (levalbuterol) and albuterol (nebulizer meds.)?

Doctors, what is the difference between xopenex (levalbuterol) and albuterol (nebulizer meds.)?

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 prefer it as it generally has les of the side effects associated with Albuterol ...Read more

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Why do doctors have a hard time prescribing me xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa (an asthma inhaler)? Some does not even know what it is.

Why do doctors have a hard time prescribing me xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa (an asthma inhaler)? Some does not even know what it is.

Not sure...: Some insurance companies have this inhaler on formulary and others don't. If your doctor has not heard of this inhaler, he/she can look if up so it is not clear to me why they would not prescribe it. In some patients, it causes less of an increase in heart rate so it is sometimes better tolerated. Your doc could get more info from your pharmacist if needed as well. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a wet cough for months at times. Dr prescribed xopenex (levalbuterol) and budesonide. Could budesonide stunt his growth?

My 4 year old has a wet cough for months at times. Dr prescribed xopenex (levalbuterol) and budesonide. Could budesonide stunt his growth?

Unlikely: Inhaled steroids, as opposed to those taken by mouth (pills, syrups) or given through the blood, should not stunt growth at any but the very highest doses. So no, not a worry. ...Read more

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My 15 y/o daughter is on alvesco, omnaris, xopenex (levalbuterol) & claritan. Duo neb for flare ups. She still has frequent flare ups. What can I do to prevent it?

My 15 y/o daughter is on alvesco, omnaris, xopenex (levalbuterol) & claritan. Duo neb for flare ups. She still has frequent flare ups. What can I do to prevent it?

Discuss further: When you have recurrent "flare ups " one needs to consider multiple reasons for this. 1)right combination of medications 2) right diagnosis. 3) adherence to taking medications. 3) exposure to triggers. 4) correct technique of taking medications. 5) other causes for symptoms like heartburn you should discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take xopenex (levalbuterol) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take xopenex (levalbuterol) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: If you are taking this drug, I assume you have asthma. It is very important to keep your asthma well-controlled while pregnant. You can take this drug to control your asthma while pregnant and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take qvar and xopenex (levalbuterol) for cough from pneumonia. Already on antibiotic (11yo)?

Is it ok to take qvar and xopenex (levalbuterol) for cough from pneumonia. Already on antibiotic (11yo)?

Yes: If you are an asthmatic taking both medications is a good idea while you have pneumonia. They should help with the cough and improve your bronchospasm and inflammation. Use your medications according to your asthma action plan written by your doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 month old baby is RSV + been to ER more than 5 times, is it ok to give her xopenex (levalbuterol) 0.63mg/3ml through nebulizer for wheezing & coughing?

My 5 month old baby is RSV + been to ER more than 5 times, is it ok to give her xopenex (levalbuterol) 0.63mg/3ml through nebulizer for wheezing & coughing?

Definitely but she: Needs to be monitored &managed by her pediatrician. Sounds like she is not under control. She may need steroids either orally 4 short course, 5 days or add Pulmicort to her regimen. Be aggressive initially &wean her off xopenex (levalbuterol) &eventually maintain her on Pulmicort twice daily till controlled & then once at night 4 a few months then re- evaluate. If ex-expremie, she may need synagis. Discuss w her md. ...Read more

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Oximeter is giving a reading of 92 with a pulse of 103 for a 3 year old that has asthma while asleep after xopenex (levalbuterol). Is this normal? Is oxygen too low?

Oximeter is giving a reading of 92 with a pulse of 103 for a 3 year old that has asthma while asleep after xopenex (levalbuterol). Is this normal? Is oxygen too low?

See below: A pulse ox of 92% indicates a moderate asthma attack. Pulse is normal. More importantly is wether or not your child is responding to treatment. Proper treatment can prevent the attack from becoming severe with a pulse ox <90%. You want to prevent that. CALL YOUR PEDIATRICIAN FOR ADVICE. If unable to reach he/she have your child evaluated in ER/EC ...Read more

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13yr old son, croupy cough for three weeks also has mucous on amox/clav, prednisone, Bromfed dm, xopenex (levalbuterol) but no major improvemnet can this be pnemoni?

13yr old son, croupy cough for three weeks also has mucous on amox/clav, prednisone, Bromfed dm, xopenex (levalbuterol) but no major improvemnet can this be pnemoni?

Unlikely: The fact that the cough is croupy indicates that the vocal cords are involved. However, given the lack of response to a multitude of treatments makes me wonder if the cough could be whooping cough. Obviously your son has seen a physician, but I would suggest the possibility of whooping cough. The diagnosis can be made by checking pertussis antibody titers. ...Read more

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Is the medication metoprolol and metoprolol tartrate the same thing?

Is the medication metoprolol and metoprolol tartrate the same thing?

Yes: For the most part, they are the same, although there is Metoprolol Tartrate and metoprolol succinate, two different preparations of the same drug. They have slightly different properties in terms of the duration of action, but they essentially do the same thing. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use over-the-counter medications with metoprolol tartrate?

Is it okay to use over-the-counter medications with metoprolol tartrate?

More the most part y: Except for oral decongestants, most over the counter meds are safe. Avoiding caffeine containing products would also be prudent. Be wary of any over the counter weight loss products or energy drinks. ...Read more

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Can switching medication, metropolol tartrate to succinate, cause dizziness and fatigue; if it does will it last for a couple of days?

Can switching medication, metropolol tartrate to succinate, cause dizziness and fatigue; if it does will it last for a couple of days?

It's dose dependent: The difference between the tartrate and succinate formulation is the half-life (how long the medicine is active in your blood stream). Milligram for milligram, they're equivalent: e.g. 50 mg of met tart 2x a day is the same as 100 mg of met succ once a day. If your overall dose is increased, you could experience fatigue and dizziness till you get used to the new dose. Be sure your BP isn't too low. ...Read more

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I am on lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25mg bid for pvc. Still having the pvc and tiredness throughout the day while on the medication. BP 90/40 What could be occuring?

I am on lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25mg bid for pvc. Still having the pvc and tiredness throughout the day while on the medication. BP 90/40 What could be occuring?

BP is low: U have 3things. BP is low. Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate) short acting & for arrhytmias should be taken 3X a day. (Metop Succinate 1X or 2X a day does a better job). Second Metoprolol goes to brain & can effect UR feeling fatigued, Beta Block like Atenolol doesn't go to brain but has other problems. Can activate COPD & cause wheeze (COPD from asthma or smoking). I know not your HX. ...Read more