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Combivent Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Albuterol is a bronchodilator. It relaxes muscles in the airways, which improves breathing. It is used to prevent bronchospasm, which narrows airways. Because by preventing narrowing of the airways, ipratropium increases air flow to the lungs.

Combivent Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage is 2 inhalations 4 times a day.

Uses of Combivent

  • Combivent is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Combivent

Before taken Combivent medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Combivent. Side effects may include:

  • Bronchitis
  • Coughing
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Combivent:

  • You should tell your doctor if you are allergic to ipratropium, atropine, levalbuterol, or any other drug, or if you are allergic to soya lecithin or related food products such as soybean and peanut.
  • If you are taking prescription drugs especially antidepressants such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline, protriptyline, trimipramine; atenolol; betaxolol; cartelol; then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you have ever had glaucoma, prostate problems or difficulty urinating, an overactive thyroid gland, high blood pressure, an irregular heart beat, increased heart rate, diabetes, or liver or kidney disease, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Combivent with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Combivent with the following:

  • Airway-opening drugs
  • Drugs classified as beta blockers, including Inderal, Sectral, and Tenormin
  • Drugs classified as monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • Spasm-quelling medications
  • Water pills
  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as Etrafon, Norpramin, Sinequan, and Vivactil

After taken Combivent if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Combivent overdose include

  • Chest pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Cardiac arrest

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