Levalbuterol

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
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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

Levalbuterol

Q. Are there any medicines which I should avoid while taking Levalbuterol?

It is not recommended to use Levalbuterol along with other medicines, such as anticholinergic, beta-adrenergic agents, beta-blockers, diuretics, digoxin, MAO inhibitors or anti-depressants. Therefore, please consult your doctor before taking any other medicine with Levalbuterol.

Q. Will Levalbuterol be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking more than what is recommended will not make it more effective. In fact, it may adversely affect and can lead to increased side effects. Therefore, it would be best to consult the doctor if the symptoms do not get relieved by the recommended doses.

Q. Can the use of Levalbuterol cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Levalbuterol may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment, until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Levalbuterol cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Levalbuterol can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Levalbuterol?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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