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What conditions require xopenex hfa inhalers?

What conditions require xopenex hfa inhalers?

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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Xopenex (Definition)

Xopenex 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 ...Read more


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

Why do doctors have a hard time prescribing me xopenex 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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What conditions require xopenex 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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Why do doctors have a hard time prescribing me xopenex 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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Please describe the medication: xopenex?

Please describe the medication: xopenex?

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

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What is the definition or description of: xopenex?

What is the definition or description of: xopenex?

Xopenex: Xopenex 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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