How to Take Albuterol and Ipratropium and Dose of Albuterol and Ipratropium


Find out how to take Albuterol and Ipratropium (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Albuterol and Ipratropium


How it should be taken  

It comes as a solution (liquid) to inhale by mouth using a nebulizer, as directed by your physician.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

It is available as 90/18 mcg or 100/20 mcg (albuterol/ipratropium) per actuation of the inhaler. The recommended dose is one 3 mL vial administered 4 times per day.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This combination medication contains beta-adrenergic (sympathomimetic) and anticholinergic bronchodilator, prescribed to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). It relaxes airway muscles that result in easy breathing.  It relaxes airway muscles that result in easy breathing.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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, elderly, pediatric, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Do not use more than 12 puffs of the inhalation aerosol in 24 hours.
It is recommended to “test-spray” three times before using for the first time.
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.

Storage Conditions  

Store between (2°C and 25°C). Protect from light and moisture.

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