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    Information about Levalbuterol

    Levalbuterol uses

    Levalbuterol is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

    How levalbuterol works

    Levalbuterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.

    Common side effects of levalbuterol

    Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Palpitations, Restlessness, Tremor
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    11 Nov 2019 | 04:32 PM (IST)
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      Expert advice for Levalbuterol

      • Tell your doctor if you have or have had high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, any other type of heart disease, fits, diabetes, hyperthyroidism (condition in which there is excessive  thyroid hormone in the body), or kidney disease.
      • Seek immediate medical attention in case of wheezing and difficulty breathing soon after inhalation of levalbuterol.
      • Do not use levalbuterol too frequently and for more than the recommended dose as this may cause severe heart problems and other complications.
      • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking levalbuterol as it may cause dizziness.
      • It is normal to have dry mouth and unpleasant taste in mouth after using levalbuterol.
      • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
      • Do not take if allergic to levalbuterol or any of its ingredients.
      • Do not take if using another short-acting sympathomimetic bronchodilator (eg, pirbuterol) or inhaled epinephrine.

      Frequently asked questions for Levalbuterol


      Q. Is levalbuterol the same as Xopenex?

      Xopenex is the trade name of levalbuterol

      Q. Is levalbuterol a LABA (Long-acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist)?

      No, levalbuterol is not a LABA, It is a short-acting bronchodilator.

      Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)