Combivent (generic name: Ipratropium/Salbutamol, brand names include: Duolin) is a combination preparation containing ipratropium bromide and salbutamol sulfate (albuterol sulfate), bronchodilators used in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
Combivent prevents wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs).
Combivent works by relaxing and widening the air passages, which helps you breathe more easily.
Combivent is available as 200 metered doses inhalers under the brand name Duolin manufactured by Cipla.
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use Combivent exactly as directed.
Combivent is usually inhaled four times a day. Keep your eyes closed while using Combivent Aerosol to avoid getting it in your eyes.
Keep track of the number of sprays used. Throw the canister away after 200 sprays. After 200 sprays, the canister may not deliver the correct amount of medicine with each spray.
Continue to use Combivent Aerosol even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
If you miss a dose of Combivent Aerosol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Do not use your Combivent inhaler when you are near a flame or source of heat.
Clean your inhaler regularly. Follow the manufacturer's directions carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about cleaning your inhaler.
Before taking Combivent, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to ipratropium (Atrovent), atropine (Atropen), any other medications, or soya lecithin soybeans, or peanuts;
you have or have ever had glaucoma; seizures; hyperthyroidism; high blood pressure; diabetes; or heart, liver, or kidney disease;
you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: ipratropium bromide and salbutamol sulfate (albuterol sulfate).