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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Combivent (Overview)

Combivent is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


Dr. Peter Ihle
25 doctors shared insights

Combivent (Overview)

Combivent is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of asthma drug (lung drug).


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I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and resc inh albuterol and to keep taking singulair. Dr said to also use Combivent if needed. is that safe?

I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and resc inh albuterol and to keep taking singulair.  Dr said to also use Combivent if needed. is that safe?

Asthma and meds: You stated "I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and rescue inhaler albuterol and to keep taking singulair. Dr said to also use Combivent if needed. is that safe? Combivent has albuterol in it. It would be best to use one or the other as needed. Often patients with asthma will use albuterol or Combivent on a schedule then use more often if not covered. ...Read more

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I have recently started Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) (4x/day) for asthma. Is this to be used as a rescue inhaler or do I use my ventolin inhaler or both?

I have recently started  Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) (4x/day) for asthma. Is this to be used as a rescue inhaler or do I use my ventolin inhaler or both?

Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium): Typically Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) (which has both ipratropium and albuterol) is reserved for patients with COPD whereas albuterol alone is for typical asthmatics. Of course, every patient is different and we treat each patient differently. If you are unsure, call the doctor that prescribed for the best and surest answer to this question. ...Read more

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Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium): Pregnancy class c so the benefits have to outweigh the risks. Speaking with your ob/gyn and lung specialist would be the best way to determine if this is the safest medication for you. ...Read more

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Can a person using Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) have arthritis-like side effects?

Should not.: You will find it listed in possible side-effects, but it is quite uncommon and i can think of no reason for this happening. ...Read more

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Was not taking ANYTHING for COPD Last year, now I need Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) or A/A neb tx every 4 hours around clock. Drs don't know why. Moved to new apt 2/14?

Was not taking ANYTHING for COPD Last year, now I need Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) or A/A neb tx every 4 hours around clock. Drs don't know why. Moved to new apt 2/14?

See below: Based on what you listed, sounds like you need to be evaluated and potentially have a few tests done. You also likely need to be on a maintenance medication. Depending on what state you are in, I would be happy to do a second opinion with you. ...Read more

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Why is Combivent better than atrovent (ipratropium)?

Why is Combivent better than atrovent (ipratropium)?

Not necessarily: better. Atrovent is in combivent. Also, albuterol is in combivent. Albuterol works well for some folks, and combivent works well for others. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is combivent (albuterol and ipratropium)?

See below: It is a combo of 2 meds - they are both short acting bronchodilators ...Read more

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My mom has COPD was being controlled with symicort and combivent for immediate relief her insurance no longer covers these medications $700 what can s?

My mom has COPD was being controlled with symicort and combivent for immediate relief her insurance no longer covers these medications $700 what can s?

Mgt: I would advise calling the company. Many companies offer payment options and samples to physicians. Other options include inquiring about substitutions which may be covered. ...Read more

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What's medication is best for COPD patients---combivent or flovent?

What's medication is best for COPD patients---combivent or flovent?

See below: These are 2 different medications, Neither of which are used as long term treatment for COPD. The combivent is good to use for quick acting relief, but isn't a maintenance medication for COPD - you need something long acting. The flovent is just an inhaled steroid, which is used for asthma. If you combine the flovent with a long acting bronchodilator, then you could use it for COPD ...Read more

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Wilson Is there a rescue inhaler to replace Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) that doesn't cost $375.00?

Wilson Is there a rescue inhaler to replace Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) that doesn't cost $375.00?

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 in the devices. For COPD, Atrovent (ipratropium) is effective. Ventolin or ProAir (albuterol), although better for asthma, are effective as well in COPD especially if you are on a long-acting controller such as Spiriva or Tudorza. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Albuterol And Ipratropium (Definition)

Albuterol|ipratropium is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more