| Xopenex |
This medication is used to prevent or treat certain lung conditions (e.g., asthma).
- Do not share this medication with others.
- Store vials in the foil pouch at room temperature between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 to 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
- Once the foil pouch is opened, use the vials within 2 weeks.
- Once vials are removed from the foil pouch, use immediately or protect from light and use within 1 week.
Xopenex HFA - levalbuterol
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- HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Inhale this medication through the mouth using a nebulizer, generally 3 times daily, as directed.
- The dose depends on your condition and response to therapy.
- Learn all instructions for proper preparation and use of this medication from the product package.
- Learn all instructions for proper use of the nebulizer.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are unclear about any of the information.
- Do not mix this medication with other liquids in the nebulizer, unless directed to do so by your doctor or pharmacist.
- Do not increase the dose or use more frequently than prescribed, unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- If this medication becomes less effective, your symptoms worsen or you need to use the product more frequently than usual, seek immediate medical attention.
- These may be signs that your condition is worsening.
- This medication should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use.
- If present, do not use the liquid.
- Nausea, dry mouth or cough may occur.
- If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
- Report promptly tremor, lightheadedness or mental/mood changes.
- Unlikely but report promptly, leg cramps, unusually fast pulse, irregular pulse, headache or trouble sleeping.
- Very unlikely but report promptly fainting, chest pain or seizures.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
- To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use a saliva substitute.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies (especially to albuterol); heart problems (e.g., high blood pressure, arrhythmia); diabetes, seizures, low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia); adrenal gland tumors (pheochromocytoma) or thyroid problems (e.g., hyperthyroid).
- Use with caution in the elderly, as they may be more sensitive to side effects (e.g., fast pulse, tremor, dizziness).
- This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
- Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this medication is not recommended.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
- If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not double the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially other drugs for asthma (e.g., albuterol); blood pressure or other heart medications; beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol, timolol); MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, moclobemide, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine, procarbazine); adrenaline-like drugs (e.g., epinephrine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine); tricyclic antidepressant drugs (e.g., amitriptyline, nortriptyline, imipramine); thyroid drugs, ritodrine, digoxin or "water pills" (e.g., furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide).
- If you are currently taking an MAO inhibitor or a tricyclic antidepressant, wait at least 2 weeks between discontinuing these drugs and starting therapy with levalbuterol.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.