Albuterol and ipratropium are bronchodilators that relax the muscles of the airways and increase airflow to the lungs. Albuterol and ipratropium belong to a class of drugs called bronchodilators. The combination of albuterol and ipratropium relaxes the airways, opening the airways to the lungs and making breathing easier.
- Inhaled albuterol and ipratropium are used to prevent bronchospasm in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other drugs are used to control the condition.
- Inhaled albuterol and ipratropium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is available as a solution for oral inhalation via a nebulizer (a machine that sprays the drug for inhalation) and as a spray for oral inhalation via an inhaler. In general, inhale 4 times a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Use albuterol and ipratropium as directed. Do not use more or less, or use more often than directed by your doctor.
Some common side may include:
- difficulty breathing
- cold symptoms
Some side effects can be serious
- choking or other breathing problems
- chest pain
- A fast or pounding heartbeat that flaps in your chest
- swelling of the ankles or feet
Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.