Combivent Respimat is an inhaled drug used to control the symptoms of COPD. Its ingredients (albuterol and ipratropium) act as bronchodilators and relax muscles in the airways to relieve wheezing and shortness of breath. Combivent is usually recommended for patients who are already using other drugs to control their COPD.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Combivent Respimat exactly as prescribed.
Do not use Combivent if you are allergic to albuterol.
Do not overuse Combivent. This can increase risk of death.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take Combivent.
Inform your doctor if you have:
Common side effects of Combivent Respimat include:
More serious side effects include:
How often can I take Combivent Respimat?
The recommended dose is one inhalation four times daily. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. Using Combivent more often than directed can increase risk of death.
How often should I clean the Combivent Respimat inhaler?
Clean your inhaler at least once weekly. Use a damp cloth or tissue to clean the mouthpiece including the metal part inside. Wipe the outside of the inhaler with a damp cloth if it gets dirty.
How long does Combivent Respimat take to work?
Combivent typically starts working 15 minutes after taking a dose.