"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for the short-acting beta-agonist albuterol sulfate inhalation powder (ProAir RespiClick, Teva) to children aged 4 to 11 years, the company announced today.
Combivent Respimat Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent Respimat)?
- What are the possible side effects of albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent Respimat)?
- What is the most important information I should know about albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent Respimat)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent Respimat)?
- How should I use albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent Respimat)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Combivent Respimat)?
- What happens if I overdose (Combivent Respimat)?
- What should I avoid while using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent Respimat)?
- What other drugs will affect albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Combivent Respimat)?
- Where can I get more information?
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, 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 Respimat)?
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 Respimat)?
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 Respimat Information
- Combivent Respimat Drug Interactions Center: ipratropium-albuterol inhl
- Combivent Respimat Side Effects Center
- Combivent Respimat FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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