Generic Name: albuterol and ipratropium (inhalation)
Brand Names: Combivent, Combivent Respimat, DuoNeb
DuoNeb is a sterile inhalation solution containing a combination of albuterol and ipratropium. Albuterol and ipratropium are bronchodilators that relax muscles in the airways and increase air flow to the lungs.
DuoNeb is used as an inhaled medication to prevent bronchospasm in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are also using other medicines to control their condition.
DuoNeb (Albuterol) Uses
This medicine is used for the treatment and prevention of symptoms (shortness and wheezing of breath) produced by continuing lung disease (COPD – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which comprises of emphysema and bronchitis). This medicine comprises of 2 medicines: albuterol and ipratropium (also known as salbutamol). Both medicine work by easing the muscles around the airways in order to open them up so that you can easily breathe. Regulating the symptoms of breathing problems can reduce time lost from school or work.
DuoNeb (Albuterol) Side Effects
Headache, nausea, dizziness, shaking (tremors), dry mouth, constipation, or nervousness, might happen. If any of these effects worsen or persist, let your doctor know about it.
This medicine or drug may increase your levels of blood pressure. Keep a check on your blood pressure or daily basis and consult your doctor if the outcomes are high.
Occasionally, this medication might produce severe sudden breathing problems right after its use. If you have unexpected worsening of breath, immediately get medical help.
DuoNeb (Albuterol) Precautions
Prior to using this medicine, consult your pharmacist or doctor your medicinal history, particularly about: heart disease (such as chest pain, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and heart attack), family or personal glaucoma history (angle-closure type), trouble in urinating (such as, due to enlarged prostate), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), seizure, and diabetes.
This medicine might cause blurred vision make you dizzy or other changes in the vision. Do not use machinery, drive, or do any activity that needs clear vision or alertness until you are certain you can safely do those such activities.
DuoNeb (Albuterol) Interactions
Drug interactions might alter the way your medicines work or upsurge your risk for severe side effects.
Albuterol is very comparable to levalbuterol. Do not make use of medications that comprises of levalbuterol while consuming albuterol.