Compare Combivent vs. Dulera

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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.

3.4/ 5 average rating with 142 reviewsforCombivent
Prevents breathing problems.

Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a convenient medication that'll control your asthma long-term, but it won’t stop a sudden asthma attack.

4.3/ 5 average rating with 38 reviewsforDulera
Upsides
  • 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.
  • It's a combination medicine that lowers inflammation and opens airways in your lungs.
  • Significantly improves lung function and lowers the number of flare-ups by 70%. Also reduces rescue inhaler use in asthma.
  • By inhaling this medication, it gets into your lungs quickly and doesn't affect the rest of your body as much, so if should have a lower risk of side effects.
  • Some people who take Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) are able to use their fast-acting rescue inhalers less often.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • You need to use Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) twice a day to control your symptoms.
  • It doesn’t stop a sudden asthma attack. You always need to have a rescue inhaler close by to treat sudden symptoms or breathing problems.
  • Steroids can suppress your immune system, so you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier while on this.
  • You may need to take a different medicine if your asthma doesn’t improve and you need your rescue inhaler more often, or if tests show that your lung function is reduced.
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Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
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Reviews
142 reviews so far
63%
saidit'sworth it
37%
saiditworked well
13%
saidit'sa big hassle

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38 reviews so far
84%
saidit'sworth it
79%
saiditworked well
8%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Bronchitis
    12%
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
    11%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Dyspnea
    5%
  • Coughing
    4%
  • Pain
    3%
  • Respiratory Disorders
    3%
  • Nausea
    2%
  • Pharyngitis
    2%
  • Sinusitis
    2%
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4possible side effects
  • Nasopharyngitis
    5%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Dysphonia
    5%
  • Sinusitis
    3%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Sudden onset difficulty breathing (paradoxical bronchospasm)
  • Heart disease
    • History of rapid heartbeat
    • History of high blood pressure
    • history of heart failure or chest pain.
  • Worsening glaucoma
    • History of narrow-angle glaucoma
    • History of high eye pressure
  • Eye problems
    • Spraying Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) into eyes
  • Difficulty urinating
    • History of urinary bladder blockage (urinary obstruction)
    • History of enlarged prostate
  • Serious allergic reaction
    • History of atropine allergic reaction
  • Low potassium
    • Taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) with drugs that decrease potassium
    • History of low potassium
  • Food allergies
    • Taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) aerosol inhaler
    • History of soybean allergy
    • History of peanut allergy
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  • Asthma-related death
    • Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)
  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)
    • Lowering dose or stopping Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly, especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery, or infection
  • Bone loss
    • Long-term inactivity
    • History or family history of osteoporosis (postmenopausal bone loss)
    • Long-term use of drugs that cause bone loss
  • Heart disease
    • History of heart rhythm problems
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart failure
  • Increased risk of infection
    • Long-term treatment with Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
    • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
    • Age greater than 65 years
  • Reduced growth rate in children
    • Dose of Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
    • Duration of treatment
  • Eye problems
    • History of high internal eye pressure
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
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