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Levosalbutamol

INFORMATION

Uses

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

How it works

Levosalbutamol relaxes the muscles in the walls of the airways, opens them and thereby eases breathing.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Allergic reaction, Hives, Itching, Urticaria, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Cough, Dizziness, Bodyache, Headache, Heartburn, Hoarseness of voice, Muscle cramp, Swelling, Muscle pain, Skin rash, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular, Uncoordinated body movements, Weakness, Vomiting, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • 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

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)