Navigation Links
Adult COPD or asthma could be effectively treated with Xopenex

COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is characterized by breathing difficulty due to partial blockage of the bronchial tubes. Asthma is a chronic lung disease caused by inflammation of the lower airways resulting in episodes of airflow obstruction, which has been found to be the fourth most common// cause of death and affects nearly 16 million people in the United States. According to the American Lung Association, it is the most common childhood illness and affects approximately 8.6 million children under the age of 18.

A new study conducted at the Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, suggested Xopenex as a viable first-line therapy for hospitalized adult COPD or asthma patients. Lead author of the study, Terrance Truitt said that Xopenex is safe in a hospital setting, and is an effective alternative to racemic albuterol in treating the bronchial smooth muscle spasm associated with diseases such as COPD and asthma. The study involved the comparison of the treatment of 231 patients with similar background and disease conditions over two separate six-month periods. The first group had been treated with the previous standard treatment, the second group with Xopenex. It was found that the subjects showed significant symptom improvement and a change in the frequency of nebulizer treatments - in intervals of 6 to 8 hours. This change was achieved with a 1.25 mg dose of Xopenex. In addition, the Xopenex group needed only 2.0 +/- 2.6 days of ipratropium bromide treatments. Patients receiving Xopenex were found to require significantly less nebulizer therapy and less adjuvant respiratory therapy, according to the study.

Xopenex is being marketed as a nebulizer at dosage strengths of 0.31 mg and 0.63 mg for pediatric patients and as 0.63 mg and 1.25 mg for patients 12 years of age and older. Xopenex brand levalbuterol HCl inhalation solution is indicated for the treatment or prevention of bronc hospasm in patients 6 years and older with reversible obstructive airway disease, such as asthma.


Related medicine news :

1. Baby Talk Better Than Adult Speech
2. A question on study of Adult Stem Cell
3. Adult stem cells in treatment for Multiple sclerosis (MS)
4. The Key To Prevention Of Heart Disease In Adults
5. The Harmful Effects Of Stress in Young Adults
6. Abuse in Childhood Could Result In Heart Disease in Adulthood
7. Adult bone health is dependent on lifestyle we live
8. Adult Stem Cells From Fat Tissues For Healing
9. Obese Adults Undergo Less Medical Tests And More Vulnerable To Diseases
10. A New Technique For Prediction Of Adult Height
11. New Drug Found To Improve Driving Performance In Young Adults With ADHD
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/29/2015)... St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 30, ... ... beauty are available today from the new company, Sublime Beauty NATURALS®. All products ... organic and natural products, like essential oils, organic facial serums and USDA Certified ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Metamora, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Women's Excellence is once again accredited by the American Institute of ... review process that allows practices to demonstrate that they meet or exceed ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 29, 2015 , ... "I struggled for years with pain every day. ... Wife would love to do, I missed. We moved back home from living out ... Zaidan first. They have changed my life drastically. I love all of the people ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... ... Monday deal is a deep 40% or more discount on every item on both Amazon ... care lover in your circle. Each Christmas, Sublime Beauty offers a special Christmas ... staples: Collagen, Retinol and Hyaluronic Serums. , Stocking stuffers like Skin Brushes, natural Body Oil, ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... ... NewsWatch featured X-wing as part of its monthly Tech Report, which features the ... special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review and shared with viewers how Woody Guthrie’s ... flying cars are about to become a reality. Where’s the idea from? With inspiration ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/29/2015)...  Strengthening its leadership in connected healthcare informatics, ... IntelliSpace Portal 8.0 , the latest edition of ... helps radiologists detect, diagnose and follow-up on treatment of ... North America Annual Meeting (RSNA) in ... the changing demands in radiology that result from an ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... --  Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) revealed a ... Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA), beginning ... Chicago . Visitors to the Philips ... of integrated Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Informatics, Image Guided Therapy ... workflow and create a superior patient experience. ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... Germany , Nov. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Imaging invites attendees to experience the most complete mobile ... highlight on display is Ziehm Vision RFD 3D, the ... a 16 cm edge length per scan volume. In ... the first fully motorized mobile C-arm in four axes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: