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||BRAND NAME : Combivent
CHEMICAL CONTENTS : Ipratropium Br./Albuterol(Salbutamol)
Combivent, Ipratropium Br
Combivent is prescribed for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) if they are already taking one airway-opening medication and need another. The product's two active ingredients act in distinctly different ways. Ipratropium quells airway-closing spasms in the bronchial walls. Albuterol relaxes the muscles in the walls, permitting them to expand. When used together, the two ingredients provide more relief than either can do alone.
Adults :the usual dosage is 2 inhalations 4 times a day. You can take additional inhalations as required up to a total of 12 inhalations each 24 hours.
Combivent Contraindications :
You'll have to avoid Combivent if either of its ingredients have ever given you an allergic reaction. Avoid it, too, if you've had a reaction to atropine-containing drugs such as Donnatal, or if you are allergic to peanuts, soybeans, or soy lecithin.
Combivent Side Effects:
More common side effects of Combivent may include : Bronchitis, coughing, headache, shortness of breath, upper respiratory tract infection
Symptoms of Combivent overdose may include : Chest pain (angina), blood hypertension, rapid heartbeat, cardiac arrest
Combivent Missed dose:
Take the forgotten dose of Combivent as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store Combivent at room temperature. Protect from heat; temperatures of 120 degrees Fahrenheit can cause the canister to burst. Do not puncture the canister or discard it in an incinerator. Protect from high humidity.
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