Ipratropium Bromide / Albuterol Combination

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Ipratropium bromide / albuterol combination (Combivent) is a type of quick-relief medicine that relaxes the muscles around the airways, helping to open the airways in the lungs.

This medication is an aerosol and is given to your child through an aerosol machine (nebulizer) or metered-dose inhaler (MDI).

  • Never give this medicine more than every six hours unless your child has a special prescription from his/her doctor. Using too much of this medicine can lead to serious side effects.
  • The doctor may want to have your child use the inhaler with a spacer. The spacer will help get the medicine into the lungs.
  • Ask your child's doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about using the inhaler or nebulizer machine. Correct use is important to make sure the medicine works.
  • Patients with soy or peanut allergies should NOT use the inhaler.
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at (513) 636-5111 or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children. 

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and / or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Fast heart rate
  • Nervousness
  • Tremor
  • Your child needs this medicine more often than prescribed
  • Your child has any serious side effects
  • Your child is unable to get the breathing attack under control

Last Updated 11/2013