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Levolin Rotacaps
Levolin Rotacaps
Levolin Rotacaps
Levolin Rotacaps
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Levolin Rotacaps

By CIPLA LIMITED
30 Rotacap(s) in Bottle
23.6*
27.76
15% OFF
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Levosalbutamol / Levalbuterol(100.0 Mcg)
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Anti-asthmatic

Medical Description

This medicine is a beta 2-agonist and belongs to the bronchodilator group of medications used for asthma. It is used to widen airways to relieve symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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Uses of Levolin Rotacaps

Levolin Rotacaps uses include asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis such as coughing, wheezing, breathing difficulty and chest tightness

Contraindications of Levolin Rotacaps

  • If you are allergic to levosalbutamol
  • if you have fast or irregular heartbeat
  • if you have high blood pressure
  • if you have low levels of potassium in blood
  • fits (seizures),
  • diabetes and ketoacidosis

Side effects of Levolin Rotacaps

Levolin Rotacaps side effects include the following: feeling shaky (tremors), increased heart rate, headache, cough, mouth and throat irritation (these may be prevented by rinsing the mouth with water and spitting it out after inhalation), decrease in the level of potassium in your blood, muscle cramps, allergic reactions like itching, rash or skin reddening, swelling of the eyelids, lips, face or throat, increase in wheezing and shortness of breath immediately after the dose. This can be serious. Seek emergency medical help.
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Precautions and Warnings of Levolin Rotacaps

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about safety of this medicine in pregnancy. It should be used in pregnancy only if your doctor advises you so.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Levolin Rotacaps while breastfeeding?
A:
Inhalation of this medicine is safe in the breastfeeding period as it is not known to cause any harm to the infant. Before taking the oral formulation, consult your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken this medicine?
A:
This medicine does not impair your ability to drive. However, if you develop side effects such as dizziness, muscle cramps or tremors avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
A:
Intake of alcoholic beverages or tobacco while on treatment with Levolin Rotacaps may increase the side effects. Smoking should be avoided strictly since it is known to worsen breathing disorders.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
No information available.

Mode of Action of Levolin Rotacaps

How Does It Work?

Levosalbutamol acts by widening the airways in asthma and COPD. It is inhaled through a rotahaler and works by opening up the air passages in the lungs. This aids non-obstructed air flow into the lungs.
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Directions for Use of Levolin Rotacaps

Do not swallow this medicine. The medicine is taken by inhalation only, using your rotahaler. The rotahaler opens the capsule to release the powder. If you are not breathing in the medicine correctly, it may not help you that much. You should use your Levolin Rotacaps at any time of the day, with or without food, for bronchospasm or asthma attack but, use no more than four capsules in 24 hours, which is the maximum dose of 400 mcg. You should inhale the contents of one Levolin Rotacaps, 15 minutes before exercise or exposure to a known allergen. You should take your Levolin Rotacaps dosage as long as recommended by your doctor for treatment of bronchospasm.
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Interactions of Levolin Rotacaps

Interactions with other medicines

  • Aminophylline
  • theophylline
  • digoxin
  • steroids
  • beta-blockers for your blood pressure, e.g., propranolol
  • diuretics and other medicines for heart problems

Interactions with food items

No known interaction with food

Other general Interactions

Any diseases affecting the heart or blood vessels, overactivity of the thyroid gland, low levels of potassium in your blood, diabetes mellitus

Storage and disposal of Levolin Rotacaps

You should store this medicine below 25°C in a cool, dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. Keep the container tightly closed. Protect from heat and moisture.
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Dosage of Levolin Rotacaps

Overdose

Overdose of this medicine can be serious. Symptoms of overdose may be nervousness, headache, fainting, tremor, dry mouth, chest pain or heavy feeling, rapid or uneven heart rate, nausea, sweating, dizziness, seizure (convulsions), etc. These demand emergency medical attention immediately.
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose take it as quickly as you remember. However, if it is time for next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose. Do not take extra medicine for missed dose compensation.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Levolin Rotacaps a steroid?

A: No, it belongs to a class of drugs called as beta agonists. It relaxes the airways wall muscles , opens them and thereby eases breathing in patients who have reversible obstructive airway diseases like asthma or in some cases of chronic bronchitis.

Q: How long should you use this medicine?

A: You should take your medicine as long as it is recommended by your doctor for the treatment of bronchospasm.

Q: Which is better - salbutamol or levosalbutamol?

A: Salbutamol is an effective treatment of acute exacerbation asthma, but its use is associated with undesirable side effects such as hypokalaemia and tachycardia. Published studies have showed that pulmonary function is improved by levosalbutamol more than salbutamol without any side effects.

Q: Can I experience dry mouth due to Levolin Rotacaps?

A: Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help. Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.

Q: When and how should the medicine be consumed?

A: Learn from your doctor/nurse how to use the rotahaler. Your doctor will inform you how many inhalations (puffs) to use for each dose and the maximum number of inhalations you should use in 24 hours. Strictly follow the prescribed regimen. If you do not get relief from your symptoms after using Levolin Rotacaps, you must contact your doctor for advice immediately.

Q: What is a rotahaler?

A: A rotahaler is a device with a plastic inhalation which is breath-activated. This means when you inhale, the medication from the rotacap is released by the rotahaler.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:40 AM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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