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How should I take Xopenex?

You should use Xopenex exactly as directed by your doctor. Typically, this will be one or two puffs four to six times per day. Xopenex is used by means of a nebulizer or inhaler. If taken with a nebulizer, you'll need to follow your doctor's instructions on how to properly set up the device with your medication. While administering your dose, you should breathe evenly, calmly and deeply until all of the medicine is inhaled and there is no more mist. Then, clean the nebulizer as the manufacturer directs. If using an inhaler, make sure you're holding the inhaler upright and to hold your breath for 10 seconds after you inhale the mist. Always keep your mouth tightly sealed around the open end to avoid getting any of the drug in your eyes.

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