Xopenex HFA Uses

Xopenex HFA uses are primarily for the treatment and prevention of airway spasms caused by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the medication may also occasionally be used "off-label" for treating other conditions. Off-label Xopenex HFA uses include the treatment of high potassium in the blood and difficulty breathing associated with respiratory infections.

What Is Xopenex HFA Used For?

Xopenex HFA® (levalbuterol HFA) is a prescription medication used to treat asthma and other similar lung problems. It is part of a class of asthma drugs known as beta-adrenergic receptor agonists, or beta agonists for short.
 

Xopenex HFA for Bronchospasm in Asthma or COPD

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways, which are the tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen). The inflammation makes the airways very sensitive, and they tend to react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When the airways react, they narrow and less air flows to your lungs. This is called bronchospasm and causes asthma symptoms like wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), coughing, tightness in the chest, and trouble breathing.
 
While there is no asthma cure, asthma can be controlled. There are many different asthma treatments, and Xopenex HFA represents one of the most basic and most important types of treatment for asthma relief. Xopenex HFA is a "rescue" asthma inhaler, which can help improve breathing very quickly. Even if you take other asthma controller medications, it is important to always have a rescue asthma medication available to relieve an attack.
 
Xopenex HFA is approved to both treat and prevent asthma attacks. Because Xopenex HFA is short-acting, it is not necessarily the best asthma medication for preventing asthma attacks.
 
Asthma is not the only cause of bronchospasm. Xopenex HFA can also treat bronchospasm due to other lung problems, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
 
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