What are the side effects of using Combivent?
The most common side effects reported with use of COMBIVENT RESPIMAT include infection of the ears, nose, and throat, runny nose, cough, bronchitis, headache, and shortness of breath.
How do you use a combivent in a nebulizer?
Maintenance: The recommended dose is the contents of 1 single unit dose vial (2.5ml) nebulized until the entire volume of solutions inhaled, three or four times a day. If your doctor has prescribed a different dose, you should ask for further information from your doctor or pharmacist.
Can combivent cause tachycardia?
Additional adverse reactions, reported in less than two percent of the patients in the COMBIVENT Inhalation Aerosol treatment group include edema, fatigue, hypertension, dizziness, nervousness, paresthesia, tremor, dysphonia, insomnia, diarrhea, dry mouth, dyspepsia, vomiting, arrhythmia, palpitation, tachycardia.
What can happen if you take too much ipratropium?
An overdose of albuterol and ipratropium can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats, tremors, dry mouth, extreme thirst, muscle weakness or limp feeling, severe headache, pounding in your neck or ears, or feeling like you might pass out.
Does ipratropium cause high blood pressure?
This medication may raise your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly and tell your doctor if the results are high. Rarely, this medication may cause severe sudden worsening of breathing problems right after use. If you have sudden worsening of breathing, get medical help right away.
Does ipratropium cause tachycardia?
Conclusions: In critically ill adult patients, nebulized albuterol and ipratropium does not cause significant tachycardia or tachyarrhythmias.
Is Combivent a bronchodilator?
Combivent Respimat is a bronchodilator. This is a type of medication that helps open up breathing passages in your lungs, and you inhale it. Before your doctor can prescribe Combivent Respimat, you must already be using a bronchodilator in aerosol form.
Do bronchodilators increase blood pressure?
They do raise the heart rate, causing palpitations and tremor. Albuterol usually does not raise blood pressure significantly. People who use a lot of albuterol or similar inhalers are more likely to be hospitalized for asthma than those who don’t.
Can ipratropium cause low blood pressure?
Other side effects of ipratropium include: Cardiovascular: Low blood pressure (hypotension), palpitations, fast heart rate. General: Dry throat, throat irritation. Gastrointestinal (GI): Constipation, inflammation and sores inside the mouth, mouth swelling.
What should I know about Combivent before using it?
Dizziness and blurred vision may occur with COMBIVENT RESPIMAT. Should you experience these symptoms, use caution when engaging in activities such as driving a car or operating appliances or other machines. Do not use COMBIVENT RESPIMAT more often than your doctor has directed.
What is the indication for Combivent Respimat?
Indication for Use and Important Safety Information. COMBIVENT RESPIMAT (ipratropium bromide and albuterol) is indicated for use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on a regular aerosol bronchodilator who continue to have evidence of bronchospasm (airway narrowing) and who require a second bronchodilator.
What is the generic name for Combivent?
Combivent. Generic Name: ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate; Brand Name: Combivent
Can Combivent® inhalation aerosol be used beyond 12 puffs/24 hours?
Safety and efficacy of additional doses of COMBIVENT Inhalation Aerosol beyond 12 puffs/24 hours have not been studied. Also, safety and efficacy of extra doses of ipratropium or albuterol in addition to the recommended doses of Combivent® (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol have not been studied.