ipratropium/albuterol (salbutamol) inhaler - oral, Combivent
GENERIC NAME: IPRATROPIUM/ALBUTEROL (SALBUTAMOL) INHALER - ORAL (IP-ra-TROE-pee-um/al-BUE-ter-ol/sal-BUE-ta-mol)
BRAND NAME(S): Combivent
USES: This product is used to treat and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema). This product contains 2 medications: ipratropium and albuterol (also known as salbutamol). Both drugs work by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.
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