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Xopenex Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Xopenex is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the lungs' many tiny airways, allowing them to expand so you can get more air. It is used to treats asthma.

Xopenex Dosage

  • For adults and children 12 and older, the usual starting dose is 0.63 milligrams 3 times a day by nebulizer, every 6 to 8 hours.
  • For children 6 through 11 years old, the usual dosage is 0.31 milligrams 3 times a day by nebulizer.

Uses of Xopenex

  • It is used to treats asthma.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Xopenex

Before taken Xopenex medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Xopenex. Side effects may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Flu symptoms
  • Hives
  • Increased asthma symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tremors

Warnings and precautions before taking Xopenex:

  • There is a slight chance of developing an immediate, serious allergic reaction to Xopenex, with symptoms such as hives, rash, mouth and throat swelling, and bronchospasm. If this happens, or you experience bronchospasm alone, you should stop using Xopenex and call your doctor immediately.
  • If your asthma symptoms get worse despite Xopenex, you should call your doctor.
  • You should be use Xopenex with caution if you have a heart condition, an irregular heartbeat, or high blood pressure.
  • You should call your doctor immediately if you notice any change in heartbeat, pulse, or blood pressure.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Xopenex with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Xopenex with the following:

  • Antidepressant drugs classified as MAO inhibitors or tricyclics
  • Beta blockers such as Inderal, Lopressor, and Tenormin
  • Digoxin
  • Diuretics that lower your potassium levels such as Lasix and HydroDIURIL

After taken Xopenex if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Xopenex overdose include:

  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea

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