Asthma Home > More Complications With Levalbuterol HFA
There are a number of possible side effects with levalbuterol HFA that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
- Worsening breathing problems
- Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Very fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
There are other possible levalbuterol HFA side effects that occur less frequently. These levalbuterol HFA side effects occur in less than 2 percent of people. For these side effects, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by the levalbuterol HFA medicine or other factors.
Some of these possible less common levalbuterol HFA side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Flu symptoms (such as chills or fever)
- Viral infection
- Muscle pain
- Herpes infection
- Conjunctivitis ("pinkeye")
- Ear pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Blood in the urine
- Yeast infection.
It is possible that you may experience some or none of these levalbuterol HFA side effects explained above. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking levalbuterol HFA, or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of levalbuterol HFA, your healthcare provider should be able to diagnose and treat the problem.