Combvient

Generic Names: Ipratropium/Salbutamol
Brand Name: Combvient

What is Combvient?

Combivent contains a combination of albuterol and ipratropium. Albuterol and ipratropium are bronchodilators that relax muscles in the airways and increase air flow to the lungs.

Combivent is used to prevent bronchospasm in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are also using other medicines to control their condition.

Combivent may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information about Combvient

Do not use Combivent if you are allergic to it, or to atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), soybeans, peanuts, or other food products that contain soya lecithin.

Call your doctor right away if you feel that this medicine is not working as well as usual, or if it makes your condition worse. If it seems like you need to use more of any of your medications in a 24-hour period, talk with your doctor.

Extreme heat can cause the medicine canister to burst. Do not store your inhaler in your car on hot days. Do not throw an empty canister into open flame.

Before using Combvient

Do not use Combivent if you are allergic to it, or to atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), soybeans, peanuts, or other food products that contain soya lecithin.

If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use Combivent:

  • heart disease, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure;
  • a seizure disorder such as epilepsy;
  • diabetes;
  • overactive thyroid;
  • glaucoma;
  • enlarged prostate, problems with urination; or
  • liver or kidney disease.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Combivent is harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether albuterol or ipratropium pass into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use Combivent without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

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