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Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)

Prescription only
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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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.
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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.
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Used for
  • Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Exercise-induced asthma; Prophylaxis Nocturnal asthma
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
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Reviews
142 
63%
think this treatment is worth it
37%
think this treatment works well
13%
think this treatment is a 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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Risks and warnings
  • 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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