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Xopenex is used to treat or prevent narrowing of the airways (bronchospasm) in patients 6 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease, e.g., asthma.
Precautions for Xopenex
If you currently have, or have had a history of the following conditions, your health care provider will evaluate you to decide if Xopenex is right for you:
- heart disease, (e.g., reduced heart circulation, high blood pressure, and irregular heartbeat)
- high levels of thyroid hormone
- reactions to medications similar to Xopenex
Side Effects of Xopenex
Side effects of Xopenex may depend on the dose. Xopenex may result in a temporary increase in heart rate, tremors, or nervousness.
Who Should Not Take Xopenex
You should not take Xopenex if you have had any type of reaction to medicines containing levalbuterol or albuterol.
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