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Xopenex

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5.1  Effectiveness
3.4  Side Effects
6.4  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 7 Xopenex side effects and 4 Xopenex benefits.

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Famous People with Asthma
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Lindsay Lohan

Lohan made headlines in 2008 when she went to a Miami emergency room suffering from an acute asthma attack.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

He often used amphetamines to control asthma symptoms.

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Diane Keaton

Keaton reportedly suffers from adult-onset asthma and once played at an asthmatic cat lover.

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee's breathing difficulties were first diagnosed as bronchitis, then mononucleosis.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Xopenex, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 12.5% 0% 75% 12.5% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 12.5% 0% 75% 12.5% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 87.5% 12.5% 0%
Breathing 11.1% 0% 22.2% 33.3% 33.3%
Confidence 12.5% 0% 75% 0% 12.5%
Coordination/Motor Skills 12.5% 0% 62.5% 12.5% 12.5%
Digestion 0% 0% 87.5% 12.5% 0%
Emotional Well-being 12.5% 0% 62.5% 0% 25%
Energy 11.1% 0% 55.6% 22.2% 11.1%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 14.3% 85.7% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 14.3% 0% 85.7% 0% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 75% 25% 0%
Patience 14.3% 0% 85.7% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 87.5% 12.5% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 11.1% 0% 66.7% 0% 22.2%
Stress Level 12.5% 0% 62.5% 12.5% 12.5%
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Commonly Reported Xopenex Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 87.5% 0% 0% 12.5% 0%
Anxiety 75% 0% 0% 12.5% 12.5%
Appetite Loss 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Congestion 75% 12.5% 0% 12.5% 0%
Cough 62.5% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 0%
Dizziness 75% 12.5% 0% 12.5% 0%
Drowsiness 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Dry Mouth 62.5% 25% 12.5% 0% 0%
Fatigue 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
Gas 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 75% 12.5% 0% 0% 12.5%
Indigestion 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Nausea 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Nervousness 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Sore Throat 75% 12.5% 0% 0% 12.5%
Stomach Ache 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Xopenex Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 87.5% 0% 0% 0% 12.5%
Blurred Vision 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Fatigue 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 87.5% 0% 0% 0% 12.5%
Hallucinations 85.7% 0% 0% 0% 14.3%
Hyperactivity 62.5% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 0%
Indigestion 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 85.7% 0% 0% 0% 14.3%
Nausea 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Nervousness 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Tremors 71.4% 0% 28.6% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Xopenex
Since taking Xopenex Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Seizure 7.7%
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User Comments about Xopenex
13 Nov 2010 My allergy specialist had me using Xopenex suspension 3-4 times per a day on a nebuliser, along my inhaler every 4 hours for several weeks with my shortness of breath and chest tightness becoming worse...I think it was way too much. I developed chest pain/tightness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, tremors, and insomnia. Eventually, they changed my asthma controller medication from Advair to Symbicort, but I still have most of the above sypmtoms and was diagnosed with Costochondritis. Be careful - symptoms like those aboe should not last that long!
   —Posted by Anonymous
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13 Aug 2010 Helps me breath better!
   —Posted by Anonymous
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18 Jul 2010 This medication also helps me breathe when I get an asthma attack but it takes a little bit longer than the albuterol and I do not get any side effects with xopenex like the fast heartbeat and tremors, so regarding side effects its better but it takes longer than the other medication.
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29 Jun 2009 Well of course I stopped taking it, it almost killed me, if I wasn't actually dead for short periods. I was in total paralysis, having hallucinations that the walls were aglow with fire, and thinking that the toxic fumes from the (Non-existant) fire were keeping me from being able to move.Thinking that if I could only force myself to move I might snap out of it and escape, but I couldn't.Then the voices started, telling me I was already dead and why should I fight it anymore?Horrible, lasting about 12 hours. Preceeded by worsened asthma after inhalation, then anger, finally the 12 hours above. Afterwords, falling back throughout the next day into fears the experience was returning.
   —Posted by Matt
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17 Mar 2009 I don't feel jittery or nervous, or have heart palpitations like I got when I tried Albuterol. I felt HORRIBLE when I tried albuterol. It was like I was having a panic attack, or had to much caffiene. Xopenex doesn't do that. Plus, I got up a couple nights and used my inhaler and felt fine. I did the same w/ Albuterol neb and couldn't go back to sleep.
   —Posted by AsthmaSux
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