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Duoneb Ipratropium Bromide/Albuterol (Salbutamol) Sulfate and/or alternatives
Duoneb Nebule 0.5mg/2.5mg/2.5mLMarketed as Combivent UDV in European Union Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Ipratropium Bromide/Albuterol (Salbutamol) Sulfate 0.5mg/2.5mg/2.5mLGeneric Alternative to Duoneb 0.5mg/2.5mg/2.5mL
Marketed as Teva-Ipra Sal in Canada Manufacturer: Teva Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
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Description of Duoneb
The prescription drug Duoneb is a combination of two substances, albuterol and ipratropium, which are categorized under the group of drugs known as bronchodilators. The main function of bronchodilators is to assist in relaxing the muscles present in the airways, thereby increasing airflow into the lungs. The generic name of Duoneb is albuterol and ipratropium.
Duoneb consumption is done through a process called a nebulization, where a nebulizer is used. The drug itself is available in the form of a 3ml sterile solution.
Indications & Dosage of Duoneb
Duoneb is generally indicated for the prevention of bronchospasm, which is a common occurrence in people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. Duoneb may also be indicated for other purposes.
Duoneb administration should be done exactly as the doctor prescribes. Altering dosage amounts is not recommended. As mentioned earlier, Duoneb is generally administered via a nebulizer. This involves squeezing the drug into the nebulizer chamber followed by attaching the mouthpiece to the drug chamber. The drug chamber is then attached to a compressor. The patient is then supposed to sit in a comfortable, upright position and inhale the complete solution, which takes a maximum of 15 minutes. The nebulizer should be cleaned thoroughly after use.
Duoneb use requires lung and blood tests to be conducted regularly. The drug should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. It should not be squeezed out of the vials unless required.
Side effects & Interactions of Duoneb
Before patients buy Duoneb, they should be aware of the drug’s side effects. Some side effects are minimal in nature and wear off within a short time. They are as follows:
- Constipation and diarrhea;
- Leg pain and occasional cramps;
- Stomach upset;
- Hoarse voice;
- Stuffy and running nose;
- Sore throat
Certain other side effects that are more serious in nature than the ones mentioned above may also be experienced by Duoneb patients. These side effects need urgent medical attention to be effectively dealt with. They are:
- Worsened symptoms of bronchospasm like chest pain and tightness and breathing difficulties;
- Swelling in and around the feet;
- Burning sensation during urination;
- Severe chest pain and irregular heartbeat;
- Vision difficulties;
- Increased blood pressure
The following substances have a high chance of interacting with Duoneb: atropine, dicyclomine, methantheline, glycopyrrolate, other bronchodilators, diuretics, beta-blockers, urinary bladder medications, Parkinson’s disease medications, and MAO inhibitors. Before taking any of these substances along with Duoneb, it is advisable to consult a doctor. It is also recommended that patients be clear with the doctor about any other substances they may be taking before they buy Duoneb.
Warnings & Precautions of Duoneb
Patients allergic to any of the ingredients of Duoneb or any other bronchodilator should not use the drug.
Patients with certain other medical conditions like heart and blood pressure problems, thyroid problems, glaucoma, liver and kidney disorders, and diabetes should check with a doctor before using Duoneb.
Duoneb’s effects on pregnant women have not been clearly defined. Therefore, it is advisable that pregnant women talk to their doctor before taking the drug. The drug is known to pass into breast milk. As such, breastfeeding women should avoid the drug.
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