Combivent Respimat

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What is Combivent Respimat used for?

Combivent is used to prevent and treat the wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including bronchitis and emphysema. When left untreated, these symptoms can make daily tasks such as work, socializing and exercise much more difficult. It cannot be used to treat sudden breathing problems. You should carry a rescue inhaler as well.

Combivent Respimat Information

How does Combivent Respimat work?

Combivent is a combination drug that uses its two active ingredients to open up the airways to make breathing easier. It relaxes the muscles around the airways which allows more room for airflow.

How do you use Combivent Respimat?

Combivent is usually inhaled by mouth 4 times a day. If you are using the inhaler for the first time, or if it has not been used in 3 days, it needs to be primed before use. Follow the priming instructions provided with your product. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure how to prime it.

If your doctor allows you to take the product as needed do not exceed 6 inhalations a day. Talk to your healthcare professional and make sure you are using the product correctly if you do not see an improvement. Taking too much prescription drugs can increase your risk of experiencing side effects.

When priming or using the inhaler you should avoid getting the medication in your eyes. It causes blurred vision and irritation. You can prime the medication away from your face and use the mouthpiece when taking your doses.

If you are using another inhaler to manage symptoms, wait at least 1 minutes before using a different product. Once you have finished with your dose, rinse your mouth with water to avoid thrush (a fungal infection that can grow in your mouth. Clean the mouthpiece occasionally to prevent bacteria from growing.

Make sure that you take this regularly. You will get the best results if it is used every day without skipping doses. If you use it infrequently, or stop taking it entirely, your symptoms may return. You should continue taking Combivent when you feel better.

Combivent Respimat Precautions and Warnings?

All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. We ask that you carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.

Before you begin treatment, advise your doctor if you have a history of any of the following conditions:

  • seizure
  • diabetes
  • chest pain, heart attack, irregular heartbeat
  • difficulty urinating
  • (angle-closure type)
  • hyperthyroidism
  • high blood pressure
  • enlarged prostate
  • eye pain

They may affect how well Combivent works or it may make these conditions worse. Older individuals may be more likely to experience side effects. Store this at room temperature when not in use.

What Drugs Interact with Combivent Respimat?

There are potential known drug interactions associated with Combivent Respimat. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current  prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.

Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.

  • Oxprenolol
  • Metoprolol
  • Doxepin
  • Melitracen
  • Talinolol
  • Celiprolol
  • Atenolol
  • Iobenguane I 123
  • Acebutolol
  • Dilevalol
  • Trimipramine
  • Labetalol
  • Imipramine
  • Carteolol
  • Desipramine
  • Metipranolol
  • Amoxapine
  • Lofepramine
  • Esmolol
  • Quetiapine
  • Mepindolol
  • Bucindolol
  • Betaxolol
  • Sotalol
  • Scopolamine
  • Carvedilol
  • Timolol
  • Pindolol
  • Levobunolol
  • Arotinolol

What are the Side Effects of Combivent Respimat?

We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing severe side effects call your doctor or one of our pharmacists for counseling and medical advice.

Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment  versus any possible  adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Combivent Respimat online

  • ear congestion
  • runny nose
  • decrease in urine volume
  • muscle aches and pains
  • voice changes
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • sore throat
  • burning while urinating burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • Bladder pain
  • pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  • diarrhea
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • itching skin
  • cough producing mucus
  • Skin rash or hives
  • trouble sleeping
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • Body aches or pain
  • shivering
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • loss of voice
  • trouble swallowing
  • swelling
  • sweating
  • sneezing
  • chills
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • fainting
  • welts

Is there a generic Combivent Respimat?

There is current no generic equivalent available in Canada.

Combivent Respimat FAQs

Is combivent respimat a steroid?

It is not a steroid. The medications used in the respimat work differently than steroids.

Can combivent respimat be used as needed?

You may use this as needed if recommended by your doctor. Always confirm with your doctor before changing how you use it.

Can combivent respimat be used for asthma?

It is not used to treat or prevent asthma. You likely need to use a different inhaler to manage asthma symptoms.

Is combivent respimat a rescue inhaler?

It cannot be used as a rescue inhaler. It does not work quickly enough to help treat sudan symptoms.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a pharmacist.