ABOUT THE DRUG:
The drug is used to prevent as well as treat bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease such as chronic bronchitis, asthma and emphysema. The main ingredient of the drug is Levosalbutamol which is a beta 2-agonist and bronchodilator.
USES OF THE DRUG:
The drug is mainly used to treat severe asthma which is characterised by constant symptoms such as wheezing, chest tightness, frequent exacerbations and cough. It is also used in relieving symptoms of acute episodes of asthma attack, exercise-induced bronchospasm and to prevent allergen.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
The medicine works by acting directly on the small airways of the lungs. When the medicine is used it causes the smooth muscle lining the airways to relax allowing the airways to open and making it easier to breathe. Hence the symptoms of asthma such as wheezing, tightness of chest, cough, shortness of breath is relieved.
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DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
The drug is available in the form of rotacaps under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Levolin 100 mcg
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DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to the main ingredient of the drug Levosalbutamol or to any other ingredient of the drug
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Are breast feeding your baby
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Are suffering from any other ailments
Are allergic to any other medicine
Are taking any other medicine
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The recommended dosage for adults and children above four years of age is 1 rotacap. If the medicine is prescribed for the relief of acyte episodes of bronchospasm, then the recommended dose is 1 rotacap to be taken 15 minutes prior to exercise or exposure to allergen.
The maximum dose is however 400 mcg in 24 hours. The dose may however vary based on several factors. It is best to consult a doctor who will give you a dose after examining you properly.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The medicine can be taken at any time of day with or without food for asthma or bronchospasm attack. However, no more than 4 capsules should be used. 15 minutes before exercise you should inhale the contents of one Levolin Rotacaps. The capsules should not be swallowed and the dry powder contents should be inhaled using the revolizer/rotahaler as recommended by the manufacturer and your doctor.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE?
You should take the medicine for as long as recommended by your doctor for the treatment of bronchospasm.
In case of overdose of medicine you may suffer from the following side effects such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, palpitation, fatigue, malaise, tremor, nervousness, headache, cardiac arrest and sleeplessness. In case of overdose of medicine you must consult your doctor immediately. There may be other side effects of overdose as well.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, when close to the next dose you must skip the dose that has been missed and follow the original schedule.
SIDE EFFECTS OF LEVOLIN ROTACAP:
• Rapid heartbeat
• Muscle cramp
• Palpitations mouth and throat irritation
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
There are several medicines that may interact with Levolin Rotacaps. Such medicines should either not be taken with Levolin Rotacaps or it should be taken only after discussion with your doctor. Some of the drugs which may interact with Levolin Rotacaps are other beta 2 agonists like corticosteroids, salmeterol, other bronchodilators like epinephrine, aminophylline, the xanthines theophylline, corticosteroids like prednisolone and beclometasone, diuretics like furosemide.
This is not a complete list and there may be other drugs as well. It is best to give a list of any other medicine that you are taking currently to your doctor so that he can check for any possible drug interaction.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
The medicine must be stored at room temperature and at a cool and dry place.
You should not share the medicine with anyone even if the person is suffering from the same symptom.
You must use the medicine only for the purpose specified and not for any other purpose.
Even after taking the medicine for a considerable time if there are no signs of improvement then you must visit your doctor immediately.