Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory

Combivent

(ipratropium / albuterol)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory
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Makes it easier to breathe.

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Our bottom line

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.

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Prices and coupon for 120 (3ml of 0.5mg/3mg/3ml) vials of ipratropium / albuterol

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.
How it works

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.

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Side effect rates for Combivent (ipratropium / albuterol)

358 From clinical trials of Combivent / COPD (Ipratropium Bromide 36 mcg/Albuterol Sulfate 206 mcg QI)
  • Bronchitis
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing
  • Pain
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus inflammation

Risks and Warnings for Combivent (ipratropium / albuterol)

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  • There are reports of difficulty breathing (bronchospasm) after inhaling Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol). Call 911 or your doctor right away if a fast-acting (rescue) inhaler does not stop the attack. Talk to you doctor if your symptoms worsen while taking Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol), you may need to discuss other medication options that will treat your condition.

Common concerns from people taking Combivent (ipratropium / albuterol)

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