L-Sol

Levosalbutamol
Antiasthmatic

L-Sol

Description

Composition:

L-Sol tablet: Each tablet contains Levosalbutamol Sulphate INN equivalent to Levosalbutamol 2 mg.

L-Sol syrup: Each 5 ml syrup contains Levosalbutamol Sulphate INN equivalent to Levosalbutamol 1 mg.

 

Pharmacology:

Levosalbutamol is a single isomer beta-2 agonist that differs from racemic salbutamol by elimination of (S)-salbutamol. Levosalbutamol is an effective bronchodilator whose primary mechanism of action is unimpeded by (S)-salbutamol.Thus, when compared with racemic salbutamol, clinically comparable bronchodilation can be achieved with doses that substantially lessen beta-mediated side effects. Levosalbutamol produces bronchodilatation through stimulation of beta-2-adrenergic receptors in bronchial smooth muscles, thereby causing relaxation of bronchial muscle fibres.

 

Indications:

Levosalbutamol is indicated for the treatment and prevention of bronchospasm in adults, adolescents, and children 6 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway diseases.

 

Dosage & Administration:

Children (6 -11 years): 5 ml (1 mg), three times daily.
Adults and adolescents above 12 years: 2 mg, three times daily.

 

Contraindication:

Levosalbutamol is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to Levosalbutamol or any of its components.

 

Warning & Precaution:

Particular caution is advised in acute severe asthma as this effect may be potentiated by hypoxia and by concomitant treatment with xanthine derivatives, steroids and diuretics. Serum potassium levels should be monitored in such situations.

 

Side Effects:

Hypocalcaemia, palpitation, fine tremors of the skeletal muscle and muscle cramps may occur. The other likely side effects are nausea, vomiting, burning substernal or epigastric pain and diarrhoea.

 

Pregnancy and Lactation:

Pregnancy: The drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk of the fetus.
Lactation: It is not known whether levosalbutamol is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when oral levosalbutamol is administered to a nursing woman.

 

Drug interaction:

Other short-acting sympathomimetic bronchodilators or epinephrine should be used with caution with levosalbutamol. If additional adrenergic drugs are to be administered by any route, they should be used with caution to avoid deleterious cardiovascular effects.

 

Packing:

L-Sol tablet: Each box containing 10 blister strips of 10 tablets.
L-Sol syrup: Each amber glass bottle contains  60 ml syrup.