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LEVAIR B TRANSHALER

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Composition FOR LEVAIR B

Levosalbutamol(50 mcg),Beclometasone(NA)

food interaction for LEVAIR B

alcohol interaction for LEVAIR B

pregnancy interaction for LEVAIR B

lactation interaction for LEVAIR B

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Levair b transhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR LEVAIR B

Levosalbutamol(50 mcg)

Uses

Levosalbutamol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

How it works

The Levosalbutamol works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the airways. This opens the airways and makes breathing easier.

Common side effects

Throat irritation, Musculoskeletal pain, Cough, Respiratory tract inflammation, Respiratory tract infection
Beclometasone(NA)

Uses

Beclometasone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and eye disorders

How it works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of steroid medications called corticosteroids. Beclometasone works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the cells responsible for immune and allergic responses resulting in inflammation.

Common side effects

Ankle swelling, Headache, Electrolyte imbalance, Back pain, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Slow speech, Hoarseness of voice, Facial swelling, Shortness of breath, Increased risk of infection, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Muscle disorders, Lip swelling, Throat swelling, Nausea, Altered vision, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Sore throat, Increased blood pressure, Difficulty in swalloing, Cough, Altered speech, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Difficult speech, Behavioural changes, Eye swelling, Limb swelling, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

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Expert advice FOR LEVAIR B

  • Oral Levosalbutamol should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure and heart diseases.
  • Levosalbutamol may cause a fall in blood potassium levels, potassium levels may have to be monitored especially if other drugs like theophylline, aminophylline, corticosteroids and diuretics (medicines which increase urine output) are used together.
  • If you need more than required dose of oral Levosalbutamol, it could be indication of worsening asthma, in such cases you need to consult doctor.

Frequently asked questions FOR LEVAIR B

Levosalbutamol

Q.

Is Levosalbutamol steroid?
No. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta agonists. It relaxes the muscles in the walls of the airways, opens them and thereby eases breathing in patients who have reversible obstructive airway disease like asthma, or some cases of chronic bronchitis

Q.

What is Levosalbutamol syrup?
Levosalbutamol syrup is available for oral use to prevent and treat breathlessness in patients of asthma or chronic bronchitis. It contains 1 mg of Levosalbutamol per 5 ml of syrup.

Beclometasone

Q.

How long can I take beclometasone/beconase?
The duration depends on the disease for which treatment is being given. Please follow the advice of your doctor

Q.

Can I take Sudafed/pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, antihistaminics/ cetirizine, ibuprofen with beclometasone?
Yes, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, cetirizine, ibuprofen can be taken along with beclometasone. Please consult your doctor before changing medication

Q.

Does beclometasone cause weight gain?
Beclometasone can cause weight gain after long term use. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain

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Is beclometasone safe?
Beclomethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)