Levolin Side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Levolin?

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Less common Rare Incidence not known

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Less common Rare Incidence not known

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Side effects of Levolin in details

A side effect of any drug can be defined as the unwanted or undesired effect produced by the drug. The side effect can be major or in few medications minor that can be ignored. Side effects not only vary from drug to drug, but it also depends on the dose of the drug, the individual sensitivity of the person, brand or company which manufactures it. If side effects overweigh the actual effect of the medicine, it may be difficult to convince the patient to take the drug. Few patients get specific side effects to specific drugs; in that case, a doctor replaces the drug with another. If you feel any side effect and it troubles you, do not forget to share with your healthcare practitioner.
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The adverse reactions to albuterol are similar in nature to those of other sympathomimetic agents. In clinical trials, the most frequent adverse reactions to Levolin (albuterol sulfate syrup) in adults and older children were:

Percent Incidence of Adverse Reactions in Adults and Children (6-12 Years of Age)

Adverse Event

Percent Incidence

Central Nervous System

Tremor

10

Nervousness

9

Shakiness

9

Headache

4

Dizziness

3

Excitement

2

Hyperactivity

2

Sleeplessness

1

Disturbed sleep

<1

Irritable behavior

<1

Dilated pupils

<1

Weakness

1

Cardiovascular

Tachycardia

1

Palpitations

<1

Sweating

<1

Chest Pain

<1

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Epistaxis

1

Gastrointestinal

Increased appetite

3

Epigastric pain

<1

Stomachache

<1

Musculoskeletal

Muscle spasm

<1

Respiratory

Cough

<1

In clinical trials, the following adverse reactions to Levolin (albuterol sulfate syrup) were noted more frequently in young children 2 to 6 years of age than in adults and older children:

Percent Incidence of Adverse Reactions Noted More Frequently in Children 2 to 6 Years of Age Than in Older Children and Adults

Adverse Event

Percent Incidence

Central Nervous System

Excitement

20

Nervousness

15

Hypokinesia

4

Sleeplessness

2

Emotional lability

1

Fatigue

1

Cardiovascular

Tachycardia

2

Pallor

1

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal symptoms

2

Loss of appetite

1

Ophthalmologic

Conjunctivitis

1

Cases of urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, oropharyngeal edema, and arrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and extrasystoles) have been reported after the use of Levolin (albuterol sulfate syrup).

In addition, albuterol, like other sympathomimetic agents, can cause adverse reactions such as angina, central nervous system stimulation, drying or irritation of the oropharynx, hypertension, nausea, unusual taste, vertigo, and vomiting.

The reactions are generally transient in nature, and it is usually not necessary to discontinue treatment with Levolin (albuterol sulfate syrup). In selected cases, however, dosage may be reduced temporarily; after the reaction has subsided, dosage should be increased in small increments to the optimal dosage.

Levolin contraindications

Contraindication can be described as a special circumstance or a disease or a condition wherein you are not supposed to use the drug or undergo particular treatment as it can harm the patient; at times, it can be dangerous and life threatening as well. When a procedure should not be combined with other procedure or when a medicine cannot be taken with another medicine, it is called Relative contraindication. Contraindications should be taken seriously as they are based on the relative clinical experience of health care providers or from proven research findings.
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Hyperthyroidism and cardiac disease. Levolin may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors and should not be given to patients receiving such treatment or within 14 days after stopping treatment.

Use in pregnancy & lactation: Safety in pregnancy and lactating women has not been established.

Levolin is not indicated for the prevention of premature labor associated with toxemia of pregnancy or ante partum hemorrhage, nor should it be used for threatened abortion during the 1st and 2nd trimesters of pregnancy.

References

  1. DailyMed. "ALBUTEROL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DTP/NCI. "albuterol: The NCI Development Therapeutics Program (DTP) provides services and resources to the academic and private-sector research communities worldwide to facilitate the discovery and development of new cancer therapeutic agents.". https://dtp.cancer.gov/dtpstandard/s... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. European Chemicals Agency - ECHA. "Salbutamol: The information provided here is aggregated from the "Notified classification and labelling" from ECHA's C&L Inventory. ". https://echa.europa.eu/information-o... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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