What Are The Uses Of Levosalbutamol?
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Constriction of airways
- Lungs inflammation
Levosalbutamol has bronchodilator properties and is prescribed in treatment of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as chronic obstructive lung disease) and asthma. It acts by relaxing smooth muscle in the bronchial tubes, thus shortening or reversing an acute attack of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
What Are The Side Effects Of Levosalbutamol?
Generally, levosalbutamol is well tolerated and doesn’t cause much of adverse effects. However sometimes, the following mild side-effects may occur in some patients:
- Elevated heart rate
- Muscle cramps
- Gastric upset (including heartburn and diarrhoea) may occur in some patients.
Overdose of levosalbutamol may cause:
- Collapse into seizure
- Chest pain (possible pre-cursor to heart attack)
- Irregular heartbeat
- Nervousness and tremor
- Weakness or exhaustion
- Dry mouth
What Are The Contraindications Of Levosalbutamol?
Pl. tell your doctor before taking levosalbutamol if any of the following conditions apply to you:
- You are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, or breast-feeding.
- You are taking any prescription or OTC medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement. You have severe drowsiness.
- Increased pressure in the brain
- Growths in the brain (e.g., tumour), or infection of the brain or nervous system.
- If you have a history of heart problems.
- You recently had any head injury.