Levolin 50mcg Inhaler is a belongs to a group of medicines called fast-acting bronchodilators or relievers. It is used to treat the symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as coughing, wheezing, and feeling short of breath.
Levolin 50mcg Inhaler gives quick relief from breathing problems when you need it. In most cases, you will be given another inhaler to prevent your symptoms (a preventer) to u with this. This medicine works quickly and the effects can last several hours. You can take it at any time of day, but only use it when you notice symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest or you know that you are going to do an activity that can make you breathless. When an asthma attack happens, you should take the number of puffs your doctor recommends. There are several types of inhaler devices so make sure you know how to use your inhaler correctly, otherwise, it may not work. Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. If you stop, your breathing problems could get worse.
Before using Levolin 50mcg Inhaler, you should tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, a history of heart problems, diabetes, or low levels of potassium in your blood to make sure it is safe. Also, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine. Because this medicine can make you feel dizzy or shaky, do not drive, cycle, or use tools or machinery until you feel better. You should not smoke as it causes damage to your lungs and will make your condition worse.
BENEFITS OF LEVOLIN INHALER
In Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Bronchodilators like Levolin 50mcg Inhaler help the airways in your lungs stay open. They work by relaxing the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor. You need to use your inhaler correctly for it to work properly. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or nurse.
In Treatment of Asthma
Levolin 50mcg Inhaler can help prevent the onset of an asthma attack if it is taken before exercise or exposure to some “triggers”. These may include house dust, pollen, pets, and cigarette smoke. This medicine will allow you to exercise more freely without worrying about getting symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. It allows you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms. You need to use your inhaler correctly for it to be effective. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or nurse.
HOW TO USE LEVOLIN INHALER
Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.
HOW LEVOLIN INHALER WORKS
Levolin 50mcg Inhaler is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens airways. This makes breathing easier.
Levolin 50mcg Inhaler may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Levolin 50mcg Inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levolin 50mcg Inhaler is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
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WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LEVOLIN INHALER?
If you miss a dose of Levolin 50mcg Inhaler, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Levolin
- Accidental injury
- Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
- Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
- Chest pain
- Sore throat
Q. Is Levolin 50mcg Inhaler better than Albuterol?
Both Levolin 50mcg Inhaler and Albuterol belong to the same class of medicines and are used for quick relief in symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. Levolin 50mcg Inhaler contains the active form of Albuterol known as R-albuterol. On the other hand, Albuterol contains a mixture of equal amounts of R-albuterol (active form) and S-albuterol (inactive form of Albuterol). Levolin 50mcg Inhaler, being the active form may have lesser side effects when compared to the inactive form.
Q. What would happen if I take higher than the recommended dose of Levolin 50mcg Inhaler?
Taking a higher than the recommended dose of Levolin 50mcg Inhaler may cause seizures, chest pain, nervousness, headache, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness and lack of energy. High doses of Levolin 50mcg Inhaler may also cause fast, irregular or pounding heartbeat, uncontrollable shaking of any part of the body and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. In any such case, seek immediate medical attention.
Q. Is it safe to take Levolin 50mcg Inhaler if I have heart disease?
Yes, it is considered safe, but its use depends on the severity of your heart problem. If you experience chest pain or any other symptom of worsening heart disease while taking Levolin 50mcg Inhaler, seek immediate medical advice.
Q. Being a diabetic, what should I remember while taking Levolin 50mcg Inhaler?
Levolin 50mcg Inhaler may cause blood sugar levels to rise. Therefore, your doctor may adjust your dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines. Keep a regular check on your blood glucose levels and do not miss any dose. Consult your doctor if you experience a sudden rise in blood sugar levels.
Q. I have started using Levolin 50mcg Inhaler and I am experiencing headaches and shakiness. Is this because of Levolin 50mcg Inhaler and will these go away?
Yes, it could be due to Levolin 50mcg Inhaler. Feeling shaky is a common side effect of Levolin 50mcg Inhaler which usually goes away after some time. For headaches, drink plenty of water, get sufficient rest and avoid alcohol. Usually, headaches go away after a week. If they persist for a long time, contact your doctor.
Q. When should I take Levolin 50mcg Inhaler?
Use Levolin 50mcg Inhaler as and when you need it. Levolin 50mcg Inhaler relieves the symptoms of asthma like coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. You can also take it to prevent asthma attacks in circumstances where you know it may occur (e.g., after strenuous exercise or unavoidable exposure to allergen).
Q. Can I smoke if I have been prescribed Levolin 50mcg Inhaler?
No, you should not smoke while taking Levolin 50mcg Inhaler. Smoking irritates the lungs. The medicine may make breathing more difficult, especially in patients who have asthma. Take advice from your doctor if you are finding it hard to avoid smoking.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
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