ipratropium/albuterol (salbutamol) - inhalation, Combivent (cont.)
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., pulmonary function tests, blood pressure, potassium blood levels) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.Learn to use a peak flow meter, use it daily, and promptly report worsening breathing problems (such as readings in the yellow/red range, increased use of quick-relief inhalers).Avoid allergens/irritants such as smoke, pollen, pet dander, dust, or molds that may worsen breathing problems.Ask your doctor or pharmacist whether you should have an annual flu shot.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not puncture the canister or expose it to high heat or open flame. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010
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