Xopenex Pressurized Inhalation, Suspension 45Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Xopenex: Pressurized inhalation, suspension (45mcg)

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Xopenex HFA Inhaler

What is this Medicine?

LEVALBUTEROL (lev al BYOO ter ol) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prevent bronchospasm.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Xopenex: Pressurized inhalation, suspension(45mcg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Xopenex HFA 45mcg/actuation Inhalation Aerosol

NDC: 634020510
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Acute Bronchospasm, Asthma, Bronchospasm Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Emphysema, Exercise-induced Bronchospasm Prophylaxis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Storage Information
Store inhaler with mouthpiece down
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Protect from freezing
Avoid direct heat and sunlight
Xopenex HFA 45mcg/actuation Inhalation Aerosol

Reported Side Effects for Xopenex HFA 45mcg/actuation Inhalation Aerosol

Infection Incidence:
<12.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
<4.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
<10.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Throat Irritation Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Nervousness Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
<4.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
<6.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Sinus Infection Incidence:
1.4-4.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.4-2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
2.7-11.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
2.7-2.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Restlessness Incidence:
2.8-9.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
3.0-9.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
3.0-10.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
7.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
7.6-11.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Xopenex HFA 45mcg/actuation Inhalation Aerosol

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Xopenex HFA 45mcg/actuation Inhalation Aerosol(Levalbuterol Tartrate)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Beta-agonists(Levalbuterol Tartrate)
Limit excessive Caffeine intake (examples: coffee, teas, colas, chocolate and some herbal supplements) and limit medicines containing additional Caffeine. In caffeine-sensitive persons, taking a high amount of Caffeine with this drug can increase the risk of nausea, nervousness, palpitations, problems with sleep, rapid heartbeat, or other side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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