Combivent Respimat(Ipratropium Bromide/Albuterol (Salbutamol) Sulfate)
Combivent Respimat Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe inflammatory lung diseases.
The two most common kinds are chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes) and emphysema (caused by damage to the air sacs of the lungs).
COPD is usually caused by the inhalation of pollutants like cigarette smoke, chemical gases and airborne particulate matter.
Combivent Respimat Active Ingredients
Combivent Respimat consists of two active ingredients: ipratropium and albuterol (also known as salbutamol). Both drugs, whether you have an ipratropium or albuterol nebulizer solution prescription, help to relax the muscles around the airways so that they may open up, allowing patients to breathe more easily.
Generic Combivent Respimat Alternative
Generic alternatives to Combivent Respimat are not yet available on this website.
General Drug Information
What is Combivent Respimat and What Is It Used For?
Combivent Respimat is prescribed to treat and manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including bronchitis and emphysema. The medication helps to prevent symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath. Controlling breathing problems can increase a patient’s quality of life and decrease time lost from work or school.
Usage and Application
Before sourcing Combivent Respimat online, please read the medication guide prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist. Make sure you know how to properly use this inhaler. Your treating physician can help with any additional questions.
Patients should follow the instructions for priming the inhaler when using it for the first time or if they have not used it for more than a few days. When priming the inhaler, spray away from your face to prevent medication from getting into your eyes.
Should any of the medication enter the eyes, it may cause eye pain, irritation, temporarily blurred vision, and other vision changes. To minimize this risk, put your lips tightly around the mouthpiece before each use.
The medication is inhaled orally, usually four times per day. Some patients may be directed to use Combivent Respimat as needed to manage wheezing and shortness of breath. Dosage is dependent on a patient’s medical condition and response to treatment. It is imperative that patients follow their doctor’s directions carefully.
Patients should not use more than six inhalations of this medication within a 24-hour period. Using Combivent Respimat more often may increase the risk of serious side effects.
It is important to rinse the mouth with water after each dosage to help prevent dry mouth and throat irritation.
Patients using other inhalers should wait at least one minute between each.
It is necessary to use Combivent Respimat regularly in order to experience its full benefit. It works best if used at evenly-spaced intervals. To reduce the risk of forgetting, patients are advised to take the medication at the same time each day and used exactly as prescribed.
Increasing the dose or using Combivent Respimat 20/100mcg more frequently is not advised, neither is stopping the drug without first consulting the treating physician.
Patients should clean the mouthpiece of the inhaler at least once a week.
Patients who use more than one inhaler should determine which is for daily use and which is only for quick relief of severe breathing problems. The treating physician can help to prepare a plan of action that addresses new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, increased sputum, and waking up at night with trouble breathing.
Patients should understand what to do if they begin using their quick-relief inhaler more often or if their quick-relief inhaler loses efficacy. Patients should also determine which breathing problems can be tended to at home with prescribed medications, and which issues require immediate medical assistance.
Contact your doctor in the event your condition does not improve or worsens.
Considerations Before Taking Combivent Respimat
If you shop for Combivent Respimat in Canada or online, please note that you may encounter the drug under its generic names, whether as an ipratropium bromide solution or an albuterol sulfate inhalation solution, also known as salbutamol.
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to the two active ingredients of this medication. Patients should also mention any possible allergies to tiotropium, levalbuterol, atropine or other belladonna-type drugs. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially relating to high blood pressure, seizures, hyperthyroidism and diabetes. Patients should report any difficulties urinating (e.g. enlarged prostate). The treating physician should be notified about any personal/family history of angle-closure type glaucoma or history of heart disease (e.g. irregular heartbeat, chest pain, or previous heart attacks).
Combivent Respimat may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or other vision changes. Alcohol or marijuana can cause more dizziness. Patients should not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until they can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor regarding marijuana use.
Patients preparing for surgery or certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements, and herbal products they are taking.
Older adults are likely to be more sensitive to the side effects of Combivent Respimat, especially constipation and problems urinating.
Women who are pregnant – or planning to become pregnant – should discuss the safe use of this medication with their doctors. Combivent Respimat should only be used when clearly needed during pregnancy.
It is not known whether the active ingredients of this drug pass into breast milk. Women should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up the dose in order to catch up.
Other Medications and Combivent Respimat
Drug interactions may change the way Combivent Respimat or its generic alternatives work, and can increase the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor.
Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Albuterol is very similar to levalbuterol. Do not use medications containing levalbuterol (e.g. Xopenex) while using Combivent Respimat.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult your physician before you buy Combivent Respimat online or any of its generic alternatives.
Most patients are able to use Combivent Respimat safely without serious side effects.
Some patients may experience headache, dizziness, cough, nausea, and constipation. Dry mouth, nervousness, and tremors are other possible side effects. Patients should alert their physician in the event these symptoms persist or worsen.
In some patients, Combivent Respimat may increase blood pressure. Patients should monitor blood pressure regularly and alert the treating physician if it remains high.
In rare cases, Combivent Respimat may cause severe, sudden breathing problems immediately after use. In the event of such problems, patients should seek immediate medical help.
Serious side effects include muscle cramps as well as difficult and/or painful urination.
Seek immediate medical attention in the event of very serious side effects including: chest pain, irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing, confusion, and pain, swelling, and/or redness of the eyes. Patients should also seek help if they experience symptoms like blurred vision or seeing rainbows around lights at night.
Serious allergic reactions to Combivent Respimat are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergy symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.
Patients can also find more information in the How to Use section.
How to Store Combivent Respimat
Combivent Respimat should be stored at room temperature. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
The inhaler should be discarded when it locks (this indicates all of the medication has been used up) or three months after putting the cartridge in the inhaler, even if there is still medication left in the cartridge.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be drained, flushed down the toilet, or placed in your regular garbage. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Combivent Respimat Coupon
Although Combivent Respimat coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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