Generic Name : Albuterol and Ipratropium Pronunciation : al-BUE-ter-ol- IP-ra-TROE-pee-um Therapeutic Classification : Bronchodilator♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
International- Combivent. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This combination medication contains beta-adrenergic (sympathomimetic) and anticholinergic bronchodilator, prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It relaxes airway muscles that result in easy breathing. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended dose is one 3 mL vial administered 4 times per day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution (liquid) to inhale by mouth using a nebulizer, as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, difficulty in urinating, enlarged prostate, seizures, overactive thyroid, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, diabetes, heart, liver or kidney disease, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* It may cause severe breathing problems, if it is so consult with your healthcare provider.
* Avoid contact with eyes. Side Effects :
Body As A Whole - Pain, chest pain.
Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea, indigestion, nausea.
Musculoskeletal - Leg cramps.
Respiratory- Lung inflammation, lung disease, inflammation of pharynx, pneumonia.
Genitourinary - Urinary tract infection.
♦ Eye- Mydriasis(dilation of the pupil).
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store between (2°C and 25°C). Protect from light.
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