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I have been taking iprateopium and albuterol via nebulizer for 4 days in the hospital and 8 days at home. I am down to 1every 12 hours. Can i stop?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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In brief: Ipratropium

Isatropium is an anti-cholinergic, which acts by opening constricted air passages which is also the action of albuterol.
You should consult with your pulmonigist to see it he wants to add an anti-inflammatory agent - such as an inhaled corticosteroid , to your regimen. Typically, your drug therapy is taken for life, but there are many choices and doses to try to minimize the number of drugs.

In brief: Ipratropium

Isatropium is an anti-cholinergic, which acts by opening constricted air passages which is also the action of albuterol.
You should consult with your pulmonigist to see it he wants to add an anti-inflammatory agent - such as an inhaled corticosteroid , to your regimen. Typically, your drug therapy is taken for life, but there are many choices and doses to try to minimize the number of drugs.
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