You should use Combivent as it was directed by your doctor.
- You need to wait at least 2 minutes between inhalations if you are using more than one inhalation.
- You should shake the inhaler energetically for not less than 10 seconds before every spray.
- Breathe out completely. Then put the mouth component into the mouth and close your lips. Close your eyes not to spray the medicine into your eyes. Breathe in gradually while you are pushing down on the container. You need to hold your breath for 10 seconds and then breathe out gradually.
As bronchodilators Albuterol and Ipratropium (Combivent) calm down muscles in the airways and enhance air stream to the lungs.
Use the missed dose as soon as possible. But do not use extra doses if it is already the time for another one. You should not take more than one dose at once.
You need to store the medicine in the temperature of 39-86 degrees F (4-30 degrees C) away from children and pets.
Combivent Safety information
You should not use Combivent if you have an allergy to soybeans, peanuts, or other food goods that include soya lecithin.
If something in the using of the medicine goes abnormal, and your condition is getting even worse, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Talk with your doctor if you want to take more medicine during the day. Your pharmacist can provide you with more professional information about Albuterol and Ipratropium inhalation.
Combivent Side effects
If you have symptoms of an allergy - difficulties with breathing; hives; face, lips, tongue or throat swelling – do not use Combivent no longer and get emergency medical help. Do the same as soon as possible if you have any of these negative side effects:
- chest ache and fast, pulsation, or irregular heartbeats; ankles or feet swelling; bronchospasm (chest tightness, trouble breathing, wheezing), especially after starting a new container of this drug; ache or burning with urination; increased blood pressure with blurred vision, troubles with concentration, severe headache, chest ache, lack of feeling, seizure.
You can continue to use the medicine and consult with your doctor if any of these less serious side effects appear:
- blurred vision; sleepiness or sleep problems (insomnia); cough, hoarseness, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose; dry mouth, strange taste in your mouth; dizziness, headache, nervousness; tremors, numbness or tingly feeling; nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, diarrhea or constipation.
Talk to your doctor about any side effects not listed here that you think to be strange or troublesome.