Levalbuterol HFA (Xopenex HFA)
Airway spasms due to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be controlled with levalbuterol HFA (Xopenex HFA®). It can be used to both treat and prevent spasms, and works by relaxing the muscles around the airways. Although most people have no problems with it, side effects are possible and can include sore throat, runny nose, and dizziness.
Prior to beginning treatment with this drug, discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider. This includes any other medical conditions you have and any other medicines, vitamins, and supplements you are taking. Having this information will help your healthcare provider determine if levalbuterol HFA is right for you.
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