The most common side effects associated with ipratropium are:
Other important side effects include allergic reactions, which may rarely occur and may manifest as:
In rare patients, albuterol/ipratropium can paradoxically precipitate life-threatening bronchospasm.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Aerosol inhaler: 90/18 mcg or 100/20 mcg (albuterol/ipratropium) per actuation of the inhaler.
STORAGE: The inhaler should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F) and kept away from moisture.
DOSING: The recommended dosing for albuterol/ipratropium is 2 inhalations 4 times daily and as needed not to exceed 12 inhalations per day. The dose of Combivent Respimat is 1 inhalation 4 times daily not to exceed 6 inhalations per day.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Use with other anticholinergic drugs (for example, atropine) may increase the occurrence of side effects. Tricyclic antidepressants, for example, amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep), monoamine oxidase inhibitors, for example, tranylcypromine, should not be combined with albuterol/ipratropium because of their additive effects on the vascular system (increased blood pressure, heart rate, etc.). A period of two weeks should elapse between treatment with albuterol/ipratropium and tricyclic antidepressants or monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
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