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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.
Symptoms of a levalbuterol overdose include angina or chest pain, irregular heartbeats or a fluttering heart, seizures, tremor, nervousness, weakness, headache, dry mouth, dizziness, sleeplessness, nausea, and vomiting.
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)?
Before using levalbuterol inhalation, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin),acebutolol (Sectral), bisoprolol (Zebeta), carteolol (Cartrol), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), and others;
- a tricyclic antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine (Asendin), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
- a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- a diuretic (water pill) such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide, others), chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), bumetanide (Bumex), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), torsemide (Demadex), and others;
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- another inhaled bronchodilator; or
- caffeine, diet pills, or decongestants.
You may not be able to use levalbuterol inhalation, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with levalbuterol inhalation or affect your condition. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about levalbuterol inhalation written for health professionals that you may read.
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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- Xopenex Side Effects Center
- Xopenex Overview including Precautions
- Xopenex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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