DuoNeb vs. Combivent

Are DuoNeb and Combivent the Same Thing?

DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) and Combivent (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) are inhalers that are combinations of bronchodilators used to treat and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema).

What Are Possible Side Effects of DuoNeb?

Common side effects of DuoNeb include:

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of DuoNeb including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Combivent?

Common side effects of Combivent include:

  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • nausea,
  • dry mouth,
  • shaking (tremors),
  • nervousness, or
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, or sore throat.

What is DuoNeb?

DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) is a combination of bronchodilators used to treat and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema).

What is Combivent?

Combivent (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) is an inhaler that is a combination of an anticholinergic bronchodilator and a selective beta2-adrenergic bronchodilator used to treat and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema).

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What Drugs Interact With DuoNeb?

DuoNeb may interact with certain beta-blockers, such as propranolol. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Tell your doctor all the products you use, including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products.

What Drugs Interact With Combivent?

Combivent may interact with bladder or urinary medicines, diuretics (water pills), heart or blood pressure medications, medications for Parkinson's disease or depression; medications to treat excess stomach acid, stomach ulcer, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome; other bronchodilators, stimulants, ADHD medications, diet pills, or over-the-counter cold or allergy medicines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should DuoNeb Be Taken?

Two inhalations four times a day, not to exceed 12 inhalations in 24 hours.

How Should Combivent Be Taken?

The dose of Combivent Inhalation Aerosol is two inhalations four times a day.

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References

FDA. DuoNeb Product Information
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/020950s037lbl.pdf
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Combivent Product Information.
https://www.combivent.com/

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