Levosalbutamol Uses

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Levosalbutamol indications

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The prevention and relief of bronchospasm in all forms of bronchial asthma. Reversible airway obstruction in chronic bronchitis and emphysema, bronchial obstruction in children.

Threatening preterm labor with uterine contractions; birth to 37-38 weeks of pregnancy; isthmic-cervical insufficiency, decrease in fetal heart rate, depending on uterine contractions during opening of the cervix and expulsion. As a preventive measure during surgery on the pregnant uterus (the imposition of a circular suture with the lack of internal os of the uterus).

Uses of Levosalbutamol in details

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To treat and prevent bronchospasm (constriction of airways causing breathing difficulties) in reversible obstructive airway disease like asthma, or some cases of chronic bronchitis.

Levosalbutamol dosage

Levosalbutamol for oral use as a means of extending the broncho adults and children over 12 years - 2.4 mg 3-4 times / day; if necessary, the dose may be increased to 8 mg 4 times / day. Children aged 6-12 years - 2 mg 3-4 times / day; children 2-6 years - 1-2 mg 3 times / day.

Levosalbutamol for inhalation use dose depends on the applied dosage form, frequency of use depends on the testimony and the clinical situation.

As a tocolytic agent used as IV infusion in dose of 1-2 mg.

Levosalbutamol interactions


Diuretics, corticosteroids and xanthines may augment hypokalaemia. CV effects potentiated by MAOIs, TCAs, sympathomimetics. Increases absorption of sulfamethoxazole when used together. May markedly increase heart rate and BP when used with atomoxetine. Reduces serum levels of digoxin. Hypokalaemia induced by salbutamol increases the risk of digitalis toxicity. BP should be closely monitored if linezolid is used concurrently with salbutamol.

Levosalbutamol side effects

Cardiovascular system: a transient expansion of peripheral blood vessels, a moderate tachycardia.

Central nervous system: headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting.

Metabolic: hypokalaemia.

Allergic reactions: in a few cases - angioedema, allergic reactions in the form of skin rashes, urticaria, hypotension, collapse.

Other: Tremor of hands, inner trembling, tension, rarely - paradoxical bronchoconstriction, muscle cramps.

Levosalbutamol contraindications

The threat of miscarriage in I and II trimesters of pregnancy, premature placental abruption, bleeding or toxemia in the III trimester of pregnancy, infancy to 2 years; hypersensitivity to salbutamol.


Active ingredient matches for Levosalbutamol:


List of Levosalbutamol substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
LEVOLIN INHALER Inhaler / 50mcg per dose / 200 doses units (Cipla)$ 1.35
50 mcg x 200md (Cipla)$ 1.56
Levolin Inhaler Levosalbutamol sulphate 50mcg MDI / 200md (Cipla)$ 1.56
LEVOLIN INHALER MDI 50 mcg x 1 puff x 200md (Cipla)$ 1.28
Levolin Inhaler Levosalbutamol sulphate 50mcg MDI / 200md (Cipla)$ 1.56
LEVOLIN Liquid Liquid / 1mg per 5ml / 100ml units (Cipla)$ 0.26
LEVOLIN RESPULES Respiratory Capsule / 1.25mg / 2.5ml units (Cipla)$ 0.08
LEVOLIN RESPULES Respiratory Capsule / 0.63mg / 2.5ml units (Cipla)$ 0.06
0.31 mg x 1's (Cipla)$ 0.05
0.63 mg x 1's (Cipla)$ 0.06
1.25 mg x 1's (Cipla)$ 0.09
Levolin Respules .31mg RESPULE / 1 (Cipla)$ 0.05
Levolin Respules 0.63mg RESPULE / 1 (Cipla)$ 0.06
Levolin Respules 1.25mg RESPULE / 1 (Cipla)$ 0.09
LEVOLIN RESPULES respules 0.31 mg x 2.5ml (Cipla)$ 0.05
LEVOLIN RESPULES respules 0.63 mg x 2.5ml (Cipla)$ 0.06
LEVOLIN RESPULES respules 1.25 mg x 2.5ml (Cipla)$ 0.09
Levolin Respules .31mg RESPULE / 1 (Cipla)$ 0.05
Levolin Respules 0.63mg RESPULE / 1 (Cipla)$ 0.06
Levolin Respules 1.25mg RESPULE / 1 (Cipla)$ 0.09
LEVOLIN ROTACAPS Respiratory Capsule / 100mcg per dose / 30 units (Cipla)$ 0.32
LEVOSTAR TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Pacific Drugs & Chemicals)$ 1.30
SALBAIR NEB 0.31 MG TRANSPULES 1 packet / 2.5 ML transpules each (Lupin Ltd)$ 0.09
SALBAIR NEB 0.63MG TRANSPULES 1 packet / 2.5 ML transpules each (Lupin Ltd)$ 0.09
SALBAIR NEB 0.63MG TRANSPULES 1 packet / 21 transpuless each (Lupin Ltd)$ 1.83
SALBAIR NEB 1.25 MG TRANSPULES 1 packet / 2.5 ML transpules each (Lupin Ltd)$ 0.10
SALBAIR NEB 1.25 MG TRANSPULES 1 packet / 21 transpuless each (Lupin Ltd)$ 2.17
Salbair Neb 0.31mg Transpules (Lupin Ltd)$ 0.04
Salbair Neb 0.63mg Transpules (Lupin Ltd)$ 0.10
Salbair Neb 1.25mg Transpules (Lupin Ltd)$ 0.11
SALBAIR-NEB respules 0.63 mg x 2.5ml (Lupin)$ 0.08
SALBAIR-NEB respules 1.25 mg x 2.5ml (Lupin)$ 0.10


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2 consumers reported price estimates

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3 consumers reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Levosalbutamol before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, it takes 5 days and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Levosalbutamol. To get the time effectiveness of using Levosalbutamol drug by other patients, please click here.
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3 days1

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