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Levosalbutamol

Levosalbutamol

Description

Levosalbutamol is a bronchodilator medicine that relaxes the muscles in the airways leading to the lung and improves the amount of air flow to and from the lungs. It is used to prevent and treat the symptoms of asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Action

R-enantiomer of racemic albuterol. Binds to beta-2 adrenergic receptors in airway smooth muscle leading to activation of adenylcyclase and increased levels of cyclic-3', 5'-adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). Increases in cAMP activate kinases, which inhibit the phosphorylation of myosin and decrease intracellular calcium. Decreased intracellular calcium relaxes bronchial smooth muscle.

Side effects

  • Headache
  • Viral infections
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Sore throat and hoarseness
  • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
  • Decreased appetite

Interaction with Alcohol

Description - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions - Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

General Instructions

Take Levosalbutamol exactly as prescribed. The prescribed dose form, frequency, and duration of uptake are specific as per your needs. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities or for longer than recommended. Contact your doctor if no visible improvements in symptoms are observed after use.

Warnings for special population

Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks and benefits of use before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding - This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the effect on the nursing infant is not clinically established. Your doctor may ask you to discontinue breastfeeding if the use of this medicine is necessary.

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