Combivent Inhaler (Ipratropium/Albuterol) Customer Reviews

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The combined administration of albuterol and ipratropium is prescribed for the prevention of wheezing, breathing difficulties, chest tightness, and coughing in individuals suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This combination therapy is recommended for patients who have not achieved symptom control with a single inhaled medication.

Albuterol and ipratropium belong to a class of medications known as bronchodilators. Their mechanism of action involves relaxing and expanding the air passages in the lungs, thereby facilitating easier breathing.

Uses and Dosage

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is available in two forms: a liquid solution for inhalation using a nebulizer, which converts the medication into a mist for inhalation, and a spray for inhalation using an inhaler.

Typically, it is inhaled four times a day. Adhere to the prescribed directions for the use of albuterol and ipratropium. Avoid exceeding or reducing the prescribed dosage, and refrain from using it more frequently than instructed by your doctor.

If you experience symptoms such as wheezing, difficulty breathing, or chest tightness, your doctor may advise you to use additional doses of albuterol and ipratropium inhalation. Follow these instructions diligently and avoid using extra doses unless explicitly directed by your doctor. The nebulizer solution should not be used for more than two additional doses per day, while the inhalation spray should not exceed six times within a 24-hour period.

Notify your doctor if your symptoms worsen, if albuterol and ipratropium inhalation no longer provides symptom control, or if you find yourself needing to use extra doses more frequently.

If you are using the inhaler, it will be provided with cartridges. Each cartridge of albuterol and ipratropium inhalation spray offers 120 inhalations, sufficient for one month when used four times a day. Once you have exhausted all 120 doses, the inhaler will lock and no further medication will be released. The inhaler includes a dose indicator on its side to monitor the remaining medication. Regularly check the dose indicator to gauge the amount of medication left. When the indicator enters the red area, there is enough medication for seven days, indicating the need to refill your prescription to avoid running out of medication.

Exercise caution to prevent albuterol and ipratropium inhalation from coming into contact with your eyes. Exposure to the eyes may lead to narrow-angle glaucoma, a severe eye condition that can result in vision loss. If you already have narrow-angle glaucoma, the condition may worsen. Symptoms such as dilated pupils, eye pain or redness, blurred vision, and visual changes such as halos around lights or unusual colors should be reported to your doctor immediately if albuterol and ipratropium enter your eyes or if you experience these symptoms.

The inhaler provided with albuterol and ipratropium spray is specifically designed for use with the corresponding cartridge. Never use it to inhale any other medication, and do not attempt to use any other inhaler for the albuterol and ipratropium cartridge.

Before using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation for the first time, carefully read the accompanying written instructions for the inhaler or nebulizer. Request assistance from your doctor, pharmacist, or respiratory therapist to demonstrate the correct usage. Practice operating the inhaler or nebulizer under their observation.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • headache
  • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • nervousness

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • fast or pounding heartbeat
  • chest pain
  • hives
  • rash
  • itching
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • sore throat, fever, chills, and other signs of infection
  • difficulty urinating


Prior to using this product, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you may have, particularly to ipratropium, albuterol (salbutamol), tiotropium, atropine, other belladonna-type drugs, or levalbuterol. Additionally, disclose any other allergies you may have, as this product may contain inactive ingredients that could lead to allergic reactions or other complications.

Before using this medication, discuss your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you have a history of high blood pressure, heart disease, glaucoma (specifically the angle-closure type), difficulty urinating, seizures, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), or diabetes.

This medication may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or changes in vision. Consuming alcohol or marijuana can intensify these effects. Refrain from driving, operating machinery, or engaging in activities requiring alertness or clear vision until you can do so safely.

Older adults may be more susceptible to the side effects of this medication, particularly difficulties with urination or constipation.

During pregnancy, this medication should only be used when clearly necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Combivent Inhaler is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • albuterol and ipratropium aerosol:

    • 20/100mcg


Is Combivent Inhaler a steroid?

No. Combivent Inhaler contains two medications that help relax and open up the airways in your lungs. It works differently from steroids, which help to reduce inflammation in the lungs.

How often can I use my Combivent Inhaler?

The recommended dose is 1 inhalation 4 times a day. Do not exceed 6 inhalations in 24 hours.



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