Compare Combivent vs. Dulera

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

Combivent
(Ipratropium / Albuterol)

Dulera
(Mometasone / Formoterol)

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.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.
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Reviews for Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)
63%
of people (All ages) say Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) is worth it
37%
say it works well
13%
say it's a big hassle
142 reviews
Have you used Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)?
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Reviews for Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
84%
+21% better vs. Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)
79%
+42% better vs. Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)
8%
+5% better vs. Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)
Have you used Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)?
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Side effects
CombiventDulera
  • Bronchitis 12%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 11%
  • Headache 6%
  • Shortness of breath 5%
  • Coughing 4%
  • Pain 3%
  • Respiratory disorders 3%
  • Nausea 2%
  • Sore throat 2%
  • Sinus inflammation 2%
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  • Common cold 1%
  • Headache 1%
  • Speech disorder 5%
  • Sinus inflammation 2%
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How it works
CombiventDulera
Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) is a combination medicine. It contains two bronchodilators (ipratropium and albuterol), which relax muscles in your lungs to open airways and make breathing easier.Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) is a combination asthma medicine. Mometasone (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation and works to control your asthma and prevent asthma attacks. Formoterol (a long-acting bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and prevent wheezing and shortness of breath.
Type of medication
CombiventDulera
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
CombiventDulera
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
Used for
CombiventDulera
Risk factors for serious side effects
CombiventDulera
    • History of rapid heartbeat
    • History of high blood pressure
    • history of heart failure or chest pain.
    • History of narrow-angle glaucoma
    • History of high eye pressure
    • Spraying Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) into eyes
    • History of urinary bladder blockage (urinary obstruction)
    • History of enlarged prostate
    • History of atropine allergic reaction
    • Taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) with drugs that decrease potassium
    • History of low potassium
    • Taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) aerosol inhaler
    • History of soybean allergy
    • History of peanut allergy
    Detailed Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) risks & warnings »
    • Adverse effect of all long-acting beta agonist drugs (LABAs)
    • Lowering dose or stopping Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly, especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery, or infection
    • Long-term inactivity
    • History or family history of osteoporosis (postmenopausal bone loss)
    • Long-term use of drugs that cause bone loss
    • History of heart rhythm problems
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart failure
    • Long-term treatment with Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
    • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
    • Age greater than 65 years
    • Dose of Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
    • Duration of treatment
    • History of high internal eye pressure
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
    Detailed Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Kidneys and liver
    CombiventDulera
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy, and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol).
    Upsides and benefits
    CombiventDulera
    • 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 and risks
    CombiventDulera
    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    CombiventDulera
    • Starts working in 15 to 30 minutes, and lasts about 4 to 6 hours.
    • Make sure to read the instructions about how to set up your first dose.
    • Clean the mouthpiece with a damp cloth once a week.
    • The inhaler shows you how much medication you have left so you can plan ahead for refills.
    • Don't take it more often or change your dose without talking to your doctor first.
    • Tell your doctor if the medication stops working or if your symptoms get worse.
    • One type of inhaler contains soya lecithin, so don't use if you have soybean, peanut, or allergies to atropine.
    • Starts working right away, but it can take 1 to 2 weeks to feel the full effects.
    • Inhale two separate puffs in the morning and two separate puffs in the evening. It’s important to read the information that comes with your medicine so you use it the correctly.
    • Clean the mouthpiece with a dry cloth every 7 days and don’t wash it with water.
    • Rinse your mouth out with water after each use to lower your chance of getting a yeast infection (thrush) in the mouth and throat.
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