Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Combivent, Combivent Respimat, DuoNeb
Generic Name: albuterol and ipratropium (inhalation) (Pronunciation: al BUE ter ol and IP ra TRO pee um)
What is albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent, Combivent Respimat, DuoNeb)?
Albuterol and ipratropium is a combination bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs.
Albuterol and ipratropium inhalation may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent, Combivent Respimat, DuoNeb)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using albuterol and ipratropium and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Other common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent, Combivent Respimat, DuoNeb)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), ipratropium (Atrovent), or atropine (Atreza, Lomotil, Vi-Atro, Sal-Tropine). Do not use Combivent if you are allergic to soybeans, peanuts, or other food products that contain soya lecithin.
Before you use this medicine, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, a heart rhythm disorder, seizures, diabetes, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, urination problems, liver disease, or kidney disease.
Seek medical attention if you think this medication is not working as well as usual.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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