Combivent is a medication used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This medication can treat airflow blockage in COPD and prevent the disorder from becoming more severe. The two ingredients in Combivent, ipratropium and albuterol, can also help control symptoms of several lung diseases, such as asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. Combivent is a bronchodilator. This means that it opens up the bronchial tubes in the lungs, improving airflow.
Please refer to the medication’s leaflet for information before using this inhaler.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions.
Do not use Combivent if you are allergic to albuterol or ipratropium. Also, tell your doctor if you have one or more of the following conditions to ensure Combivent is safe for you.
Tell your doctor right away if you experience chest pain or notice changes in your blood pressure. If you have a chronic lung disorder like COPD, you are likely on more than one inhaler. Take all your COPD medicines as your doctor prescribed and do not stop using your medicines without consulting your doctor.
Always tell your doctor if you notice that your breathing becomes worse after beginning Combivent.
Common side effects of Combivent include:
Are there any drug interactions with Combivent?
Combivent may interact with bladder or urinary medicines, such as diuretics. This drug may also interact with:
Can you take Combivent while pregnant?
Your doctor will determine if it is safe for you to take Combivent while pregnant. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk, but it is not recommended to take Combivent while breastfeeding.