XOPENEX HFA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Asthma “I have used Proventil and Pro Air the past few years. I have Panic Disorder and don’t like the side effects of albuterol but have to use a rescue inhaler at times. My new Formulary for 2018 discontinued those two and Levalbuterol was available. Research said it had less side effects and maybe stronger. I’m grateful to have it and I’m no longer hesitant to use my rescue inhaler because it has no anxious side effects and works. I highly recommend it and would never switch. Great for nervous and anxious patients.”

Darkhorse007 January 14, 2018

For Asthma, acute “I previously used MaxAir (perbuterol) for over 30 years, which works noticeably better than this stuff. I get a paradoxial spasm from albuterol, can’t take it. But the Einsteins here decided to discontinue perbuterol because not enough people use it, to justify making it! Someone at FDA even told me to take albuterol anyway! This stuff is better than nothing. If you can’t take albuterol for whatever reason, this is the only rescue replacement.”

440Mopar April 19, 2017

For Asthma, acute “My Xopenex HFA works very well for me. No side effects since I started using it. Works quickly for me. I started with an inhaler called Alupent which worked very well with no side effects. Then the powers that be no longer made this inhaler. I was then put on Albuterol which had very bad side effects for me. I had told the pharmacist & my doctor about my bad reaction to albuterol & they had told me it was a normal thing to have a slight tremor! When I went into the hospital for acute bronchitis, they gave me albuterol which caused me to shake so badly that my feet were bouncing on the bed. The med staff saw this so they could not say “Oh, you just had a tremor, which is normal!” Hence my doctor’s nurse found Xopenex HFA for me!”

Abbz November 3, 2016

For Asthma, acute “This is the best rescue inhaler out there. It works as well as albuterol and doesn’t make me half as jittery. I highly recommend it. Albuterol made my hands shake so badly, that people would ask me if I was okay. There is no reason to still take albuterol when Xopenex exists.”

Ain’t easy bein’ wheezy (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 11, 2014

For Asthma, acute “As a rescue inhaler – this one is the best! It does not cause you to feel jittery like the others do. It sometimes costs more than the other brands, but it is well worth it. My son has moderate asthma that is under excellent control, until the dreaded fall allergy season. He is very active and plays football and being exposed to his outdoor allergies in combination with the physical exercise, causes him to occasionally need the inhaler. He used to delay using his rescue inhaler because he did not want to feel jittery and he could not stand the taste the others put in the mouth. This brand gives him that immediate relief, but has exhibited no side effects in him. I can also testify first-hand as I used it when I had bronchitis.”

Anonymous August 26, 2010

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