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Are there any risks in taking Xopenex (levalbuterol)?

Yes, there are risks in taking Xopenex (levalbuterol) like allergic reactions or serious side effects. People with diabetes may be at risk for diabetic complications and people with heart conditions may be at risk for cardiac complications. Overdoses of Xopenex are associated with irritability, shakiness and very severe symptoms like seizures. Xopenex also has not yet been proven safe for pregnant women. The medication can also cause eye damage if the mist gets into the eyes.

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