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Generic Xopenex, Xopenex HFA

LEVALBUTEROL is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prevent bronchospasm. Compare short-acting beta agonists.
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Levalbuterol Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve. Call your doctor right away if your asthma or bronchitis gets worse while you are using this medicine.

If your mouth gets dry try chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy. Drink water as directed.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Fast heartbeat

Less common or rare

Chest pain or tightness

dizziness

feeling “faint”

lightheadedness

troubled breathing

Incidence not known

Cough

difficult or labored breathing

difficulty swallowing

extra heartbeats

fainting

fast, pounding, slow, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

hives, welts, itching, or rash

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

noisy breathing

redness of the skin

tightness in the chest

unusual tiredness or weakness

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Chest pain

dizziness

dry mouth

general feeling of discomfort or illness

headache

impaired consciousness

irregular or fast heartbeat

lightheadedness

nausea

nervousness

seizures

sleeplessness

sweating

tremor

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Accidental injury (in children 4 to 11 years of age)

anxiety

body aches or pain

chills

congestion

cough or hoarseness

dryness or soreness of the throat

fever

general aches and pains

headache

hoarseness

increased cough

leg cramps

loss of appetite

migraines or other headaches

muscle tightness

nervousness

runny or stuffy nose

Less common or rare

Abdominal or stomach pain

abnormal growth filled with fluid or semisolid material

blemishes on the skin

blood in the urine

bloody nose

burning, dry, or itching eyes

burning or stinging of the skin

cough producing mucus

cramps

diarrhea

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

discharge from the eye

dry mouth or throat

ear pain

excessive tearing

eye itch

heavy menstrual bleeding

muscle pain

night sweats

numbness or decreased sensitivity of the hand

pain

painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals

pimples

redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

sleeplessness

tingling sensation in the arms or legs

vaginal yeast infection

weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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