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Combivent Respimat With Aerochamber
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?
Residual drug/propel: The white coating is probably residual drug and propellant. ...Read more
See below: It is a combo of 2 medications that act as short acting bronchodilators ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
Where can I get a free sample for Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler just to try it out a few days?
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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
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
Is it okay to have a 2 hours gap between taking symbicprt, combivent nebulization, and montelukast? PS I think I have health anxiety
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
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
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
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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