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 & ratings
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Reviews for Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)
63%
of people say Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) is worth it
37%
say it works well
13%
say it's a big hassle
Reviews for Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol)
83%
+20% vs. Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)
78%
+41% vs. Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)
9%
+4% vs. Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)
Side effects
CombiventDulera

The Combivent FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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  • Sinus inflammation 2%
  • Common cold 1%
  • Headache 1%
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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
Bronchodilator
Short-acting bronchodilator
Bronchodilator
Short-acting bronchodilator
Prescription only
CorticosteroidBronchodilator
Long-acting bronchodilator
Beta-2 agonist
Prescription only
Available as
CombiventDulera
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
Used for (click to learn more)
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 category
    CombiventDulera
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    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.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
    • There are reports of severe allergic reactions in people taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) aerosol inhaler who have allergies to soybean or peanuts. This is because the aerosol contains soya lecithin. Call 911 or your doctor right away if you develop severe rash, itching, swelling or difficulty breathing while taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol). Talk to your doctor about other medication choices to treat your COPD if you know you have food allergies to soybean and/or peanuts.
    No specific food-related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    Sex
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    • One of the medications in Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol) may increase blood pressure and heart rate, especially if you already have these conditions. Tell your doctor if you notice a tremor, rapid heartbeat, get dizzy or have difficulty sleeping while taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol), you may need to change or stop this medication.
    • Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol) can increase blood pressure and heart rate, especially if you already have these conditions. These symptoms are related to one of the medications in this product, so don't change or increase your dose without talking to your doctor first. Tell your doctor if you develop dizziness, tremor, nausea, rapid heartbeat, become very tired, or have difficulty sleeping while taking Dulera (Mometasone / Formoterol).
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    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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