Directory of Drugs: Xopenex - levalbuterol HCl
Brand Name: Xopenex®
What is Xopenex used for?
Xopenex is used to treat or prevent narrowing of the airways (bronchospasm) in patients 6 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease, e.g., asthma.
Who should not take Xopenex?
You should not take Xopenex if you have had any type of reaction to medicines containing levalbuterol or albuterol.
Special Warnings Concerning Xopenex:
General Precautions with Xopenex:
If you currently have, or have had a history of the following conditions, your health care provider will evaluate you to decide if Xopenex is right for you:
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
Review all medications that you are taking with your health care provider, including those that you take without a prescription. Because of the potential to interact with Xopenex and cause side effects, tell your doctor or health care provider if you are taking other medications such as:
Tell your doctor if you are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
What are some possible side effects of Xopenex? (This is not a complete list of side effects reported with Xopenex. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Side effects of Xopenex may depend on the dose. Xopenex may result in a temporary increase in heart rate, tremors, or nervousness.
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