What Is Ipratropium and Albuterol Solution Used For?

How Does Ipratropium and Albuterol Solution Work?

The albuterol component belongs to a class of drugs called beta-adrenergic receptor agonists, or beta agonists for short. Beta agonists stimulate beta receptors in the body, including those on the muscles around the airways. This stimulation causes the muscles to relax, which opens up the airways and allows more air to get into and through the lungs.
The other component, ipratropium, belongs to a group of medications known as anticholinergics or antimuscarinics. By binding to specific receptors in the airway, called muscarinic receptors, ipratropium helps to relax the smooth muscle of the airway.

Is Ipratropium and Albuterol Solution Used in Children?

Ipratropium and albuterol solution is not approved for use in people under the age of 18. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using the drug in children.

Is Ipratropium and Albuterol Solution Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend ipratropium and albuterol solution for treating something other than COPD. Using the medication to treat asthma is considered an off-label use.

Ipratropium and Albuterol Solution Information

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