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Combivent Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent)?
- What are the possible side effects of albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent)?
- What is the most important information I should know about albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent)?
- How should I use albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Combivent)?
- What happens if I overdose (Combivent)?
- What should I avoid while using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent)?
- What other drugs will affect albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Combivent)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Combivent)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of albuterol and ipratropium can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats, extreme thirst, muscle weakness or limp feeling, severe headache, buzzing in your ears, weak pulse, fainting, or slow breathing (breathing may stop).
What should I avoid while using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent)?
If this medication gets in your eyes, rinse with water and seek medical attention.
This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent)?
Tell your doctor about all medications you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with albuterol and ipratropium, especially:
- bladder or urinary medicines such as darifenacin (Enablex), tolterodine (Detrol), solifenacin (Vesicare);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- heart or blood pressure medication, such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), and others;
- medication for Parkinson's disease or depression;
- medication to treat excess stomach acid, stomach ulcer, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome;
- other bronchodilators such as formoterol (Foradil), ipratropium (Atrovent), isoproterenol (Isuprel), metaproterenol (Alupent, Metaprel), terbutaline (Brethine, Bricanyl), or tiotropium (Spiriva); or
- a stimulant, ADHD medication, diet pills, or over-the-counter cold or allergy medicine.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with albuterol and ipratropium, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about albuterol and ipratropium inhalation.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Combivent Information
- Combivent Drug Interactions Center: ipratropium-albuterol inhl
- Combivent Side Effects Center
- Combivent FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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