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Xopenex is a used in treat the obstructed airways in conditions like asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis. In short Xopenex is a bronchodilator. Xopenex is available as an inhalable solution in strengths of 0.31 mg, 0.63 mg, and 1.25 mg. All these are available in 24 unit cartons.
The recommended dosage of Xopenex for children between 6 years and 11 years of age is 0.31 mg for 3 times a day. It should be administered by nebulization. In the case of adults and adolescents who are older than 12 years of age the recommended dosage is 0.63 mg for 3 to 4 times a day. You can spread the administration for every 6 or 8 hours. If the highest possible dosage is administered for any patient then they must be monitored closely for any adverse side effects. Usually these dosages would give some good results. If the patient is not getting any relief from these dosages it is a sign of the condition getting worse. Hence they should immediately consult their doctor for other therapies.
Patients who are suffering from any heart disease, high blood pressure, or irregular heartbeat should consult their doctor before using Xopenex. Persons with diabetes, seizure disorder, and hyperthyroidism should also consult their physician before using Xopenex. Doctors might adjust the dosage of Xopenex for such patients or consider monitoring during the treatment. If you are pregnant or breast feeding your baby it is necessary that you get prior opinion from your doctor before using Xopenex. Children who are below 6 years of age should not use Xopenex.
If the dosage of Xopenex you use is over the prescribed limits you might experience side effects like chest pain, irregular heartbeats, seizures, tremor, headache, dry mouth, sleeplessness, vomiting, nausea, and weakness. If you happen to experience any of these symptoms then it is advised to contact your doctor immediately. While you are on Xopenex it is better to avoid cold air, dry air, dusty environments, and allergens like pet fur. These environments might make your conditions worse.
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