Xopenex HFA Overdose

Possible signs of a Xopenex HFA overdose include fast heart rate, chest pain, nausea, and dizziness. An overdose may also ultimately lead to seizures, cardiac arrest, or loss of life. If you have taken too much Xopenex HFA, overdose treatment options may include IV fluids, medications that reverse the effect of Xopenex HFA, and other treatments based on complications that occur.

Xopenex HFA Overdose: An Overview

Xopenex HFA® (levalbuterol HFA) is a prescription medication used to treat asthma. The effects of a Xopenex HFA overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including how much Xopenex HFA was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, or street drugs.
If you happen to overdose on Xopenex HFA, seek medical attention immediately.

Symptoms of a Xopenex HFA Overdose

Xopenex HFA overdose symptoms may include:
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Fast heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Nervousness
  • Headaches
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Dry mouth
  • Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (heart palpitations)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Fatigue
  • Low potassium in the blood (hypokalemia)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Loss of life.

Treatment for a Xopenex HFA Overdose

Treatment for a Xopenex HFA overdose involves supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Medications to reverse the effect of Xopenex HFA (such as beta blockers)
  • Other treatments based on complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Xopenex HFA.
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