Manufacturer: Cipla Limited
Generic Name: Ipratropium+Levosalbutamol
|Strength||Per Unit Price||Price|
|20/50MCG-200MDI (3 INHALER)||$12.70||$38|
|20/50MCG-200MDI (5 INHALER)||$11.00||$64 $55
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|20/50MCG-200MDI (6 INHALER)||$10.20||$76 $61
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|20/50MCG-200MDI (8 INHALER)||$8.40||$102 $67
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|20/50MCG-200MDI (10 INHALER)||$8.00||$127 $80
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THERAPEUTIC USES.: -
It is a prescribed drug which is usually given to treat lung conditions like Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (COPD), bronchitis and emphysema. This medication comprises of two drugs: Ipratropium+Levosalbutamol, which are potent bronchodilators. It belongs to a class of drugs known as Steroids. It is available in the market by the brand name Combivent.
What ailments Ipratropium+Levosalbutamol help treat?
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Breathing problems
What are the side-effects?
• Blurred vision
• Dry mouth (Xerostomia)
• Elevated blood pressure
• Irregular heartbeat
• Dark colour urine
• Muscle cramps
• Painful micturition
• Unusual weakness
• Kidney problem
• Unusual Fatigue
• Difficulty in breathing
• Swelling of the face, throat and tongue
Dosage of Medication
• This drug is available in the form of an Inhaler. It includes aerosol metered-dose inhaler and Nebulizer solution.
• The dosage strength of aerosol metered inhaler is (100mcg/20mcg)/actuation and for nebulizer is (2.5mg/0.5mg)/3mL
• The recommended dosage for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is 100 mcg/20 mcg (1 actuation of metered-dose inhaler) q6hr; not to exceed 6 actuation/day for aerosol and 3 mL inhaled q6hr; not to exceed 3 mL q4hr for Nebulizer solution.
• Patients > 65 years of age group are prone to higher dynamic exposure. This may affect the body response to the drug
Warnings & Precautions
• The drug is contraindicated in case you are hypersensitive to Ipratropium and Levosalbutamol or its derivatives.
• Administer the drug with great caution in case you have Paradoxical bronchospasm
• Use the drug with caution if you are a known case of cardiovascular deficit
• Puff the medicine properly, avoid spraying into eyes. In case visual alterations occur, do rush to your doctor and check for glaucoma
• This drug may result in hypokalemia leading to adverse cardiovascular disorders.
• This drug may cause immediate hypersensitivity reaction such as anaphylaxis, skin rash, itching, and redness of the skin. It is advised to discontinue the drug immediately and start with the alternate therapy after consulting with your doctor.
• Administer this drug with great caution in patients with conditions such as Diabetes Mellitus, hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, convulsive disorders, prostatic hyperplasia and bladder neck obstruction
• Give your complete past medical history to your doctor before starting with this medication
• Give details of all the prescription and non-prescription drugs you are taking before starting this medication
• Ingest this drug with great caution especially when you are performing a task involving mental alertness since this drug has a tendency to cause dizziness and blurry vision
• Do not intake this drug more often than recommended an adverse reaction may occur which could be fatal
• Keep the drug out of the reach of the children
• In the case of pregnancy, ask your doctor before starting with this medication regimen
• Do not intake alcohol while you are on this medication
• Do not freeze the drug. Store in a cool and dry place at room temperature
How does it help in the treatment?
This drug is a combination of two potent bronchodilators Ipratropium and Levosalbutamol. They both the muscles of the airway passage to relax thereby providing relief from respiratory diseases.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.