Levalbuterol is an inhaled medication used to treat the narrowing of the bronchi in patients with obstructive airway diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It works by relaxing muscles in the breathing structures, thereby increasing airflow. This drug may not be suitable for people with heart disease or heart failure, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders or seizures.
Levalbuterol is a drug used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a short-acting bronchodilator; a drug that helps to both treat and prevent bronchospasm in these patients.
Levalbuterol is a member of the beta-2 agonist class of drugs - beta-2 receptors being those receptors located on the surface of the lung that reduce muscle spasm. This helps to reduce inflammation and ease breathing in these patients. Levalbuterol, to maximise its effect, is delivered by the inhalational route - a method that transports the drug to its site of action.
Common side effects with levalbuterol include dizziness, nervousness, runny nose, sore throat, pain and - in rarer cases - vomiting.