Levostar (PACIFIC) Uses

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Levostar (PACIFIC) 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 Levostar (PACIFIC) in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

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

Levostar (PACIFIC) dosage

Levostar (PACIFIC) 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.

Levostar (PACIFIC) 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.

Levostar (PACIFIC) interactions

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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.

Levostar (PACIFIC) 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.

Levostar (PACIFIC) 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.


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Active ingredient matches for Levostar (PACIFIC):

Levosalbutamol


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
LEVOSTAR TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Pacific Drugs & Chemicals)$ 1.30

List of Levostar (PACIFIC) substitutes (brand and generic names):

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
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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