4.6/ 7 average rating with 142 reviewsforCombivent

Combivent
Alternatives

(Ipratropium / Albuterol)

Combivent (Ipratropium / Albuterol)

Prescription only

Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol)

Prescription only
1 of 7 alternatives
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.

Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol) combines two medicines into one inhaler, but it might be expensive.

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.
  • 2-in-1 medicine is more effective together than alone.
  • The diskus is used to treat both COPD and asthma.
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.
  • Take it daily and consistently for the best results. It is not for on-demand treatment of wheezing or asthma attacks.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each inhalation to avoid fungal infections of the mouth.
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Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Inhaler
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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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799 
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think this treatment is worth it
48%
think this treatment works well
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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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10possible side effects
  • Lung infection
    27%
  • Sore throat
    13%
  • Headaches
    12%
  • Lung inflammation
    7%
  • Hoarseness
    5%
  • Sinus inflammation
    4%
  • Colds and flu
    4%
  • Nausea and vomiting
    4%
  • Stomach upset
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
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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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  • Increased risk of death

    Asthma

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of infections

    History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Mouth and throat infection

    Not rinsing mouth after use

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Heart disease

    High blood pressure

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Serious allergic reaction

    Milk allergy

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