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WHAT ARE LEVOLIN RESPULES?
LEVOLIN RESPULES contains an active substance levosalbutamol which belongs to the group of medicines called fast-acting bronchodilator which keeps the airways in the lungs open, allowing easier air flow.
Bronchodilators help to relieve feelings of chest tightness, chest pain, and cough.
WHEN ARE LEVOLIN RESPULES PRESCRIBED?
LEVOLIN RESPULES is used in the treatment of breathing problems in a person with asthma or other lung diseases.
Usually, the medicine is intended for patients with expressed symptoms of obstructive lung diseases, which are not responding to the other therapy protocols.
LEVOLIN RESPULES is also used in the treatment of severe asthma attacks.
LEVOLIN RESPULES can be used only by a nebulizer.
The drug should not be swallowed.
LEVOLIN RESPULES used in adults, adolescents, and children aged over six years.
FOR WHICH INDICATIONS LEVOLIN RESPULES ARE PRESCRIBED?
LEVOLIN RESPULES is an important drug used to facilitate the symptoms of bronchospasm in the conditions of mild, moderate or severe asthma.
It also, prevent the onset of asthma symptoms that can be caused by exposure to home dust, cat or dog hair or tobacco smoke.
BEFORE STARTING A THERAPY WITH LEVOLIN RESPULES, INFORM YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
- have active asthma (for example, you have frequent symptoms or asthma attacks or limited physical activity ability)
- have high blood pressure
- have an increased thyroid gland activity
- Have heart problems such as irregular or accelerated cardiac output or angina pectoris?
- use steroids in asthma therapy
- are using diuretics, which are sometimes used in therapy of high blood pressure
- are using the use of another spray solution with a nebulizer
COULD THE USE OF OTHER DRUGS HAS AN EFFECT ON THERAPY?
You should inform your doctor if you are using or recently used any of the medicines, especially medicines for therapy of rapid heart rhythm (propranolol)
During pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding, consult your doctor before you start a using LEVOLIN RESPULES
Also, a medicine LEVOLIN RESPULES will not affect your ability to drive or operate machines.
HOW ARE LEVOLIN RESPULES USED DEPENDING ON THE AGE AND INDICATION?
The medicine is prescribed according to patients age and a stage of a disease.
In the pediatric population from 6 to 11 years
The recommended dose should not exceed 2mg taken three times a day.
Adults and children over 12 years
The usual dose is 2mg of medicine, taken on every 8 hours.
If a patient is not responding to usual therapy, a dose can be corrected to a maximum of 4 mg.
HOW ARE LEVOLIN RESPULES USED FOR INHALATION?
LEVOLIN RESPULES is used only by inhalation. The inhalation is performed by using a nebulizer. The nebulizer is an appropriate medical device for transforming the medicine into the “fog” for inhalation.
Nebulizer creates light fog (aerosol) of medicine, for breathing through the facial mask.
Make sure medicine does not come into contact with your eyes and a face.
After the inhalation, rinse your face and brush your teeth. It is essential in preventing skin and oral infection.
Use a nebulizer only in rooms that are ventilated to prevent people from your environment inhalation of aerosols formed during the administration of the drug
HOW TO PREPARE THE TREATMENT?
- put a Respule in the nebulizer tank
- close the nebulizer and plug-in electricity
- breath calmly and deep for the next 5-10 minutes
- After the use, empty the nebulizer and wash it thoroughly
In case you have taken a higher dose of LEVOLIN RESPULES than you need, consult your doctor as soon as possible as quickly as possible.
The following side effects may occur:
- a faster heartbeat
These effects usually end within a few hours.
If you forget or missed a prescribed dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take a double dose to make up a missed one.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF LEVOLIN RESPULES TREATMENT?
- breathing or whistling in the chest worsens immediately after using the inhaler, immediately discontinue the use of the medicine and immediately inform your doctor.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although they do not have to report to anyone
- Allergic reactions followed by swallowing, itching, rush, pressure drop and confusion, and collapse.
- Feel your heart beat faster or stronger than usual (palpitations).
- a feeling of trembling
- A headache
- Irritation of the mouth and throat
- muscle cramps
- sleep disturbances or behavioral disorders such as anxiety and irritability
- cardiac arrhythmias