Albuterol and ipratropium is a combination bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs.
Albuterol and ipratropium inhalation is used to prevent bronchospasm in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are also using other medicines to control their condition.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation and call your doctor at once if you have:
wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems (especially after starting a new canister of this medicine);
chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, anxiety, uneven heartbeats);
swelling of your ankles or feet;
eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
painful or difficult urination; or
low potassium (confusion, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling).
Common side effects may include:
mild headache; or
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, or sore throat.
The recommended dose of COMBIVENT RESPIMAT is one inhalation four times a day. Patients may take additional inhalations as required; however, the total number of inhalations should not exceed six in 24 hours.