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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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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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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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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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Other name for xopenex (levalbuterol)

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