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Xopenex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is levalbuterol inhalation (Xopenex)?
- What are the possible side effects of levalbuterol inhalation (Xopenex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about levalbuterol inhalation (Xopenex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using levalbuterol inhalation (Xopenex)?
- How should I use levalbuterol inhalation (Xopenex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Xopenex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Xopenex)?
- What should I avoid while using levalbuterol inhalation (Xopenex)?
- What other drugs will affect levalbuterol inhalation (Xopenex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Xopenex)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and use the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Xopenex)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of levalbuterol can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using levalbuterol inhalation (Xopenex)?
Avoid situations that may make your condition worse such as exercising in cold, dry air; smoking; breathing in dust; and exposure to allergens such as pet fur.
What other drugs will affect levalbuterol inhalation (Xopenex)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- epinephrine (Adrenaclick, EpiPen, Twinject);
- another inhaled bronchodilator;
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), doxepin (Sinequan, Silenor), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
- a beta blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), nebivolol (Bystolic), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- a diuretic (water pill) such as bumetanide (Bumex), chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor HCT, Vaseretic, Zestoretic), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn), torsemide (Demadex), and others; or
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with levalbuterol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about levalbuterol inhalation.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Xopenex Information
- Xopenex Drug Interactions Center: levalbuterol hcl inhl
- Xopenex Side Effects Center
- Xopenex Overview including Precautions
- Xopenex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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