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Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler ok for children as young as four?

Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler ok for children as young as four?

NO: Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) is an inhaler that contains a combination of salbutamol and ipratroprium bromide. It is approved for use in copd. There is no safety data for children under 12, and hence should not be used in a child that is age 4. There are many safe alternatives that are approved for use in young children, talk with your doctor. ...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)?

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

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How can I find out what else my mothe rcan use for COPD beside combivent (albuterol and ipratropium)?

How can I find out what else my mothe rcan use for COPD beside combivent (albuterol and ipratropium)?

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 or equivalent to keep these midsize airways open and if there is exacerbation or as rescue, albuterol can still be used and easier to get in with the above. Steroid is for inflammation and twitchy airway stabilizer. Other experts have varied opinions. ...Read more

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My dr gave me a free trial of Combivent Respimat inhaler for what we think is probably asthma. When I google it its for COPD. Is this a mistake?

My dr gave me a free trial of Combivent Respimat inhaler for what we think is probably asthma. When I google it its for COPD. Is this a mistake?

Not a mistake: Hi, Combivent is a combination medicine of albuterol and ipratropium and can be used for acute asthma attacks as well as acute copd attacks. It works by helping the lung musculature relax and open. Good luck, I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read more

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

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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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?

Rescue: Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) is a rescue inhaler and contains both albuterol and ipatropium (an anti-cholinergic). It should not be used with albuterol unless you intend to double up on the albuterol dose. You should not use Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) solely for asthma control and in fact your asthma may get worse with using it alone. I think you will to see an allergist or pulmonologist to get you on the right path. ...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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Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

Is it possible for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler affect a pregnancy test?

No: Medications do not cause false positive pregnancy tests, unless the medication contains HCG or, rarely, certain antibodies. ...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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Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis.?

Pt. With severe COPD and is non - responsive to inhaled steroids. Has tried "most" of the inhaled albuterols, combivents, (albuterol and ipratropium) and anti-cholinergis.?

See below: I would recommend discussing this with your pulmonologist or if you need a second opinion, find someone on here that has a UT license and discuss it with them. It's possible you aren't on the right medication or maybe have a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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