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Combivent Respimat Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Combivent Respimat)?

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 Respimat)?

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 or heavy feeling, rapid or uneven heart rate, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, weakness, or general ill feeling.

What should I avoid while using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent Respimat)?

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse the eyes 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 Respimat)?

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:

  • atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop);
  • bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
  • clidinium (Quarzan);
  • glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
  • hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others);
  • dicyclomine (Bentyl);
  • mepenzolate (Cantil);
  • methantheline (Provocholine);
  • bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
  • irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl) or propantheline (Pro Banthine);
  • a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), metoprolol (Lopressor), propranolol (Inderal), and others;
  • a diuretic (water pill);
  • an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
  • a stimulant, ADHD medication, diet pills, or over-the-counter cold or allergy medicines; or
  • medicines used to treat Parkinson's disease such as benztropine (Cogentin), orphenadrine (Norflex), trihexyphenidyl (Artane, Trihexane), and others.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with albuterol and ipratropium inhalation. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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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