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

Im 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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