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Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol

Molecule Description

Levosalbutamol (also called levalbuterol) is used to relieve symptoms such as co...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol

Levosalbutamol is used to treat spasms and constriction of airways in obstructive airway disease characterised by difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing sound and tightness of chest.
contraindications

Contraindications of Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol

When should one not use Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol

  • If you are allergic to levosalbutamol or similar medicines
  • If you are on medications to treat your high blood pressure
  • If you have a history of vaginal bleeding or bloody discharge during the first 6 months of pregnancy
sideEffects

Side effects of Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach Pain
  • Fatigue
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take levosalbutamol during pregnancy?
A:
It is not advised to take levosalbutamol during pregnancy until it is considered essential by the doctor and potential risks justify the benefits.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take levosalbutamol while breastfeeding?
A:
Levosalbutamol should be avoided while breastfeeding until considered essential by your doctor.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed levosalbutamol?
A:
Levosalbutamol may cause dizziness, thus you need to be cautious while driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with levosalbutamol?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of levosalbutamol with alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your heart
  • You have diabetes
  • You have asthma
  • You have an overactive thyroid gland
  • You have muscle pain or weakness, an irregular heartbeat that could be due to low potassium levels
  • You experience any allergic reaction like rash, itching, swelling, chest pain or breathing problem during the treatment
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol

How Does It Work?

Levosalbutamol works by relaxing the smooth muscles of airways by acting on specific receptors, thus, provides relief from the symptoms of airway obstruction such as coughing, wheezing, difficulty in ...
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interactions

Interactions of Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way levosalbutamol works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat heart problems, psychiatric illnesses, asthma, diabetes or if you are taking medicines like water pills, steroids.
  • Levosalbutamol should be discontinued for 6 hours before any planned dental procedures or surgeries.
  • You may experience a rise in blood sugar levels if taken along with antidiabetic medicines. Your doctor may need to adjust the dose of your antidiabetic medicine.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is levosalbutamol an antibiotic?

A: No, levosalbutamol is not an antibiotic.

Q: Is levosalbutamol available in syrup form?

A: Yes, levosalbutamol is available in the form of syrup.
Last Updated on: 01 Nov 2021 | 01:36 PM (IST)

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