Compare Atrovent vs. Combivent

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Atrovent (Ipratropium)

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Makes it easier to breathe.

Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) is good for people who need 2 medicines to relieve their COPD symptoms, but you need to be okay with taking it four times a day.

4.6/ 7 average rating with 142 reviewsforCombivent
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  • 2-in-1 medicine that opens airways and makes it easier to breathe. Medicines are more effective together than alone.
  • Effectively relieves COPD and asthma symptoms.
  • Respimat formulation has a clear display for dosing, doesn't require shaking, and only needs one inhalation per dose.
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  • You have to use Combivent four times a day.
  • Can make your heart race.
  • Can make symptoms of enlarged prostate or urinary blockage worse.
  • Can worsen a certain type of glaucoma.
Used for
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Nasal discharge
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
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Side effects
The Atrovent (Ipratropium) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Bronchitis
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Headache
  • Dyspnea
  • Coughing
  • Pain
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Pharyngitis
  • Sinusitis
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Risks and warnings
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  • Heart disease

    History of rapid heartbeat

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Worsening glaucoma

    History of narrow-angle glaucoma

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Eye problems

    Spraying Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) into eyes

  • Difficulty urinating

    History of urinary bladder blockage (urinary obstruction)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Serious allergic reaction

    History of atropine allergic reaction

  • Low potassium

    Taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) with drugs that decrease potassium

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Food allergies

    Taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) aerosol inhaler

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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