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.

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What will happen to a teenager if heart-rate increases and there is a lack of oxygen?

Depends. The body is a finely tuned machine that adapts to meet changing needs. To meet body/muscle demands during exercise, the heart rate increases. Anxiety often increases the heart rate too. Breathing will increase deeper & faster. Even at normal heart rates, lack of oxygen is not a good thing, but a teen has stronger heart cells can tolerate less oxygen for a longer period than a much older person. Read more...