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Duoneb Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Combivent, Combivent Respimat, DuoNeb
Generic Name: albuterol and ipratropium (inhalation) (Pronunciation: al BUE ter ol and IP ra TRO pee um)
- What is albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
- What are the possible side effects of albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
- What is the most important information I should know about albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
- How should I use albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Duoneb)?
- What happens if I overdose (Duoneb)?
- What should I avoid while using albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
- What other drugs will affect albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
Albuterol and ipratropium is a combination bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs.
Albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent bronchospasm in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are also using other medicines to control their condition.
Albuterol and ipratropium inhalation may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using albuterol and ipratropium and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems (especially after starting a new canister of this medicine);
- chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
- dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, anxiety, uneven heartbeats);
- swelling of your ankles or feet;
- eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
- painful or difficult urination; or
- low potassium (confusion, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling).
Other common side effects may include:
- mild headache; or
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, or sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Duoneb (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about albuterol and ipratropium inhalation (Duoneb)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), ipratropium (Atrovent), or atropine (Atreza, Lomotil, Vi-Atro, Sal-Tropine). Do not use Combivent if you are allergic to soybeans, peanuts, or other food products that contain soya lecithin.
Before you use this medicine, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, a heart rhythm disorder, seizures, diabetes, overactive thyroid, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, urination problems, liver disease, or kidney disease.
Seek medical attention if you think this medication is not working as well as usual.
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