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Name/Class: LEVALBUTEROL (Xopenex) Sympathomimetic, bronchodilator

Description: Stimulates beta-2 receptors resulting in smooth muscle relaxation of bronchial tree and peripheral vasculature.

Indications: Treatment of acute bronchospasm in patients with reversible obstructive airway disease (COPD/asthma). Bronchospasm prophylaxis in asthma patients.

Contraindications: Angioedema, tachydysrhythmias, and sever cardiac disease. Avoid use in patients taking phenothiazines; may cause prolonged QT interval and dysrthythmias.

Dosage/Route: 1.25 mg in 3 mL

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