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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
Not necessarily: better. Atrovent is in combivent. Also, albuterol is in combivent. Albuterol works well for some folks, and combivent works well for others. Discu ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium): this is a drug that combines albuterol with ipratripium bromide - two classes of short acting bronchodilators.
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
See below: It is a combo of 2 meds - they are both short acting bronchodilators
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
Pulmonary Medication: Treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) is used to prevent bronchospasm in people with chronic obst ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Combination: This medication is a combination of two different types of medicine. The first component is a drug called albuterol which helps to open the airway's o ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
See below: It is a combo of 2 medications that act as short acting bronchodilators
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: If the patient has a decrease in their lung function neither of these two medications would be the first recommended. If the patient has normal lung f ... Read More
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would advise calling the company. Many companies offer payment options and samples to physicians. Other options include inquiring about substitution ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Pulmonologist: Chest imaging, pulmonary function testing and a review of your symptoms may be performed by your Pulmonologist. COPD and asthma may be controlled by t ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Clear
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Yes, but also pricey: Unfortunately all inhalers are now expensive since manufacturers were able to start re-patenting generics due to new restrictions on inert ingredients ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
37 years experience Internal medicine
Ask your doctor: Ask your doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
NO: Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) is an inhaler that contains a combination of salbutamol and ipratroprium bromide. It is approved for use in copd ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Spiriva/equivalent: People with COPD have tissue destruction which makes the midsize airways bow. In my opinion inhaled steroid still is mainstay. Then we can add spirit ... Read More

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