Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhaler
Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhaler Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler include but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
- Difficulty breathing
(Click Side Effects of Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhaler to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
The Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhaler: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler if you have:
- An enlarged prostate (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- A bladder problem
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Other types of heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Combivent and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Combivent and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhaler to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)