Combivent Aerosol treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients requiring more than one bronchodilator. The drugs combine a beta-adrenergic (sympathomimetic) bronchodilator and an anticholinergic bronchodilator. It works by relaxing and widening the air passages, which helps you breathe more easily.
Use medication as directed by your doctor or in the accordance with medical specialist from your pharmacy's advice in order to avoid undesired effects.
Insert the metal canister into the apparent end of the mouthpiece. Make sure the canister is fully and firmly inserted into the mouth. The canister is only to be used with the agent provided. Do not use the mouthpiece with other medicines.
Test spray Combivent Aerosol 3 times before the first use of a new canister and when the canister has not been used for more than 24 hours. Do not spray drug in the eyes.
Remove the orange dust cap from the mouthpiece before using Combivent Aerosol and replace it after you are finished.
Shake well for at least 10 seconds before each use.
Please keep your eyes closed while using drug to avoid getting it in your eyes.
Keep the mouthpiece clean. Wash it with hot water. If soap is used, rinse well with plain water. Dry completely before using.
Keep track of the number of sprays used. Throw the canister away after 200 sprays. After 200 sprays, the canister may deliver a different amount of medicine with each spray.
Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have taken too much of the medication.
Continue to use Combivent Aerosol even if you feel well. Take all doses.
If you miss a dose of Combivent Aerosol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your healthcare provider any questions you may have about how to use Combivent Aerosol.
Store your inhaler at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Avoid excessive humidity or direct sunlight. Contents are under pressure. Exposure to heat above 120 degrees F (50 degrees C) may cause bursting. Do not use or store near heat or open flame. Never throw the container into a fire or incinerator. Keep Combivent Aerosol out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredients: Ipratropium bromide and Albuterol sulfate.
Do NOT use the medication if:
Some conditions may interact with Combivent Aerosol. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any conditions, mainly if any of the following apply to you:
Some medications may interact with Combivent Aerosol. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Diuretics (e.g., furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide) because the risk of low blood potassium levels may be increased
Anticholinergics (e.g., bromocriptine, methscopolamine), catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors medications (e.g., tolcapone), MAOIs (e.g., phenelzine), sympathomimetics (e.g., pseudoephedrine), or tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline) because they may increase the risk of Combivent Aerosol's side effects
Beta-blockers medications (e.g., propranolol) because they may decrease Combivent Aerosol's effectiveness.
This may be a partial list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your healthcare provider if Combivent Aerosol may interact with your other medicines. Check with your healthcare provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medications.
Combivent Aerosol is for use in the mouth only. Do not get Combivent Aerosol in your eyes. Getting it in your eyes may cause eye pain, redness, irritation, or discomfort; blurred vision or other vision changes; or worsening of narrow-angle glaucoma. If you get Combivent Aerosol in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool tap water. Check with your doctor if you develop any of these effects.
Combivent Aerosol may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you use it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use aerosol with caution. Only drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks once you know how you react to it.
Do not take more than the recommended dose without checking with your doctor. The risk of severe heart problems and sometimes death may increase with aerosol's overuse.
If Combivent Aerosol stops working well, if your symptoms worsen, or if you need to use Combivent Aerosol more often than usual, contact your doctor immediately.
Combivent Aerosol may cause a dry mouth or unpleasant taste in your mouth. To prevent dry mouth:
Combivent Aerosol may sometimes cause severe breathing problems right after you use a dose. When this problem occurs, it is often after the first use of a new canister. If this happens, seek medical care at once.
Tell your doctor or dentist that you take inhaler before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
Check with your doctor before using any other inhaled medicines using aerosol.
Carry an ID card at all times that says you use aerosol.
Lab tests, including lung function tests, blood pressure, or potassium blood levels, may be performed while you use Combivent Aerosol. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
The contents of ipratropium albuterol inhaler are under pressure. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister, even if it appears empty.
Combivent Aerosol should be used with extreme caution in children; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, contact your healthcare specialist. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Combivent Aerosol while you are pregnant. It is not known if inhaler is found in breast milk. Do not breastfeed while using Combivent Aerosol.
Check with your medical specialist or pharmacy specialist if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Coughing; dizziness; dry mouth; headache; nausea; nervousness; sinus inflammation; sore throat; trouble sleeping; unusual taste in the mouth.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe problems occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); chest pain; clammy skin; difficulty urinating; fast or irregular heartbeat; new or worsening breathing problems; numbness of an arm or leg; pain, tightness, or pressure in the jaw, neck, or chest; pounding in the chest; severe headache, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; swelling of the arms or legs; tremors; vision changes; wheezing.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about conditions, contact your healthcare provider.
The brand combivent inhalers (or generic Ipratropium bromide and Albuterol sulfate) are not strictly controlled drugs, so it is possible to buy combivent at the online or offline pharmacy at an affordable price. You will also buy other medications or other products. Getting free delivery on some pharmacies' websites (like Canadian pharmacy) is also possible.
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