Combivent Inhaler (Ipratropium/Albuterol) from Maple Leaf Medications.
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What is Combivent Inhaler used for?
Combivent Inhaler is an inhalation aerosol prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with emphysema and bronchitis. This is prescribed to people who are already on a regular bronchodilator but do not respond adequately and require a second bronchodilator.
This is classified as an anticholinergic and a beta2-adrenergic agonist.
Combivent Inhaler generic name is Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol. This is available in Combivent Inhaler 20/100 mcg aerosol.
How does Combivent Inhaler work?
This inhalation aerosol is a combination of two active ingredients. Ipratropium bromide impedes vagally mediated reflexes by antagonizing acetylcholine’s actions, leading to bronchodilation. Albuterol increases cyclic adenosine monophosphate, which relaxes the airways’ muscles, making breathing easier.
How to use Combivent Inhaler
Do not use this inhaler without reading the medication guide. You should know how to use this product and be familiar with all the necessary information prior to using this prescription drug for the first time.
This inhalation aerosol is usually administered four times daily, two inhalations each. You should not administer more than twelve inhalations in 24 hours. Do not change the Combivent Inhaler dosage prescribed to you. To use the Inhaler:
- Hold the Inhaler in an upward position with the mouthpiece at the bottom.
- Exhale through the mouth deeply.
- Put the mouthpiece of the device inside the mouth, in between the teeth, and close your lips around it.
- Press the canister and inhale the medication.
- Hold your breath for 10 sec. or for as long as comfortable before you slowly breathe out.
- Repeat these steps to administer the second inhalation.
- Rinse your mouth after.
Combivent Inhaler Side Effects
Common side effects:
- Dry mouth
- Constipation While experiencing adverse effects is common while using an inhaler, these adverse effects are usually temporary and would not need medical attention. You only have to consult your healthcare provider if the unwanted effects become worse. You should also immediately report serious side effects, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Worsening breathing problems
- Muscle cramps
- Painful urination
- Irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Vision changes
- Eye pain
Precautions when using Combivent Inhaler
Using this combination inhaler may be contraindicated for those with a history of heart diseases, high blood pressure, glaucoma, diabetes, enlarged prostate, and hyperthyroidism. Further, you should talk about all the medicines you are using because they could interact with this inhaler.
Do not use this oral inhaler if you previously had an allergic reaction to ipratropium, albuterol, tiotropium, atropine, other belladonna-type medications, or levalbuterol. Note that the inactive ingredients of this inhaler could also cause allergic reactions. Seek emergency medical management if severe hypersensitivity occurs.
During pregnancy and lactation, you may use this prescription inhaler only if strongly recommended by your physician. This is because it has not been determined if this inhaler can cause harm to fetuses and breastfed infants.
How much does Combivent Inhaler cost in Canada?
You may check the Combivent price from the information above. When purchasing this inhaler, you must present a prescription from your doctor or any licensed medical personnel.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Albuterol and Combivent?
Albuterol is one of the active ingredients of this inhalation aerosol. This works by relaxing bronchial smooth muscles.
Does Combivent Inhaler raise blood pressure?
Elevated blood pressure is a serious adverse effect of using this prescription drug. If this occurs, you should report it to your healthcare provider.
Should I rinse my mouth after using Combivent Inhaler?
Yes, you must wash off the excess medication from your mouth. This is to prevent dry mouth and throat irritation.
Is Combivent and Ventolin the same?
While a Combivent Inhaler is a combination drug used for COPD, Ventolin is prescribed for bronchospasm; it only contains albuterol.
What are the different variants of Combivent medication?
This prescription drug is available in Combivent Inhaler, Respimat, Nebules, and UDV Nebules. These products have similar active ingredients.
Is Combivent Inhaler a steroid?
Combivent (ipratropium bromide & albuterol) does not contain any steroids. It is a combination of an anticholinergic and a beta-adrenergic.
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Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Combivent Inhaler (Ipratropium/Albuterol). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Combivent Inhaler (Ipratropium/Albuterol).