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Combivent is used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients who are on a continuous aerosol bronchodilator and who may further require a second bronchodilator. It is used to cure chronic lung disease, which makes it difficult to breathe in some cases.
Information you should know
Combivent (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) should not be used in patients who are constantly allergic to Soya lecithin such as peanuts and Soya beans. Further, patients who are allergic to any ingredients in Combivent should use the medication with extreme care.
Combivent inhalation aerosol should be used strictly as per the directions of the physician. It may sometimes cause blocking of airways which may be hazardous to life in some cases. In case of any allergic reaction, immediately contact your physician for help. Combivent may also cause some serious side effects such as increase in heartbeat, blood pressure, increase in pulse and similarly some other
According to statistics, it has been reported that many deaths occurred when asthma patients use similar medications excessively for the treatment of asthma. It is recommended not to use Combivent inhalation aerosol more often that suggested. Regular use of Combivent may cause allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, throat, tongue or lips, (which enables difficulty in breathing or swallowing) itching, skin rash, bronchospasm, hives or anaphylaxis. It is advised to contact your doctor, if you experience any of the above allergic symptoms.
Briefly explain everything about your health conditions to your health care provider before using this inhalation aerosol. If you: have seizure; have diabetes; have prostate or urinary problems; have narrow-angle glaucoma; have a history of heart disease (for example, irregular heartbeat, reduced heart circulation and high blood pressure); have low potassium levels; have any kidney problem, liver problem; being pregnant or breast-feeding new-born baby.
Dosage of Combivent Inhalation Aerosol
In adults, only two inhalations four times a day are recommended. Make sure that the maximum dosage per day should not cross 12 inhalations. The dosage recommended may vary from person to person. There are many factors to consider about the dosage of this medication such as body weight, health conditions and etc. It should be used on a regular basis as prescribed by your health care provider. If you miss any dose, skip that dose and continue the next dose on time. In case of overdose, contact your nearest doctor for immediate help.
Store this medication at room temperature keeping it away from moist and heat. Do not allow this medication to come in contact with your eyes, in case it comes, then
immediately flush your eyes with water.