What is Ipratropium-Albuterol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Combivent DuoNeb w/nebulizer DuoNeb Show all


Ipratropium and albuterol (salbutamol) is a bronchodilator that combine ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate (salbutamol) and is used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is available in a nebulizer solution and as an inhalant.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 76 25
Breathing difficulty 53 32
Asthma 10 4
Bronchitis 5 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 5 2

Show all 22 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 10
Moderate 9
Mild 25
None 37

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ipratropium-Albuterol

Side effect Patients Percentage
Shakiness 9
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 3
Tremor(s) 3
Dizziness 2
Jittery feeling 2
Anxious mood 1

Show all 36 reported side effects


Based on patients currently taking Ipratropium-Albuterol

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.833-0.167 mg/ml four times daily 2
100-20 mcg/puff twice daily 2
0.833-0.167 mg/ml twice daily 1
1 INH twice daily 1
1-0.166 mg/ml four times daily 1
3 mg four times daily 1
100-20 mcg/puff daily 1
90 mcg-18 mcg/inh four times daily 1
100 mcg four times daily 1
0.833-0.167mg/ml as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ipratropium-Albuterol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 9
Other 9
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 4
Side effects too severe 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 30 patients who've stopped taking Ipratropium-Albuterol


Currently taking Ipratropium-Albuterol

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Ipratropium-Albuterol

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 6
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 43
Usually 19
Sometimes 13
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 26
Not at all hard to take 41
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 6
$25-49 8
< $25 35
Not specified 29

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ipratropium-Albuterol after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 11
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 2
Formoterol-mometasone (Dulera) 1
Ipratropium-Albuterol (Combivent) 1
Pirbuterol (Maxair Autohaler) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ipratropium-Albuterol and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 9
Levalbuterol (Xopenex) 2
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 1
Ciclesonide inhaler (Alvesco HFA) 1
Ipratropium-Albuterol (Combivent) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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6 patient evaluations for Ipratropium-Albuterol

Feb 1, 2019 (Started Jan 21, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for asthma)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100-20 mcg/puff Four times daily
Advice & Tips: No tps or advice because I didn't seem to need it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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May 20, 2015 (Started May 05, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: The mode of inhaler respimat is really easy to use and good at getting the medicine where it's needed.

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May 15, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: My nebulizer quit working during a time when I had to change doctors and therefore had to have everyone of my medications rewritten by the new doctor when I finally found one I could work with (and after only about 2 to 3 months, I found out she quit to take a better position) so I get to go through it all over again! Ugh!!#!). Anyway, due to all of the Medicaid and Medicare regulations regarding medical equipment, I haven't been able to use the duonebs (or another neb med). The pharmacy & doctors finally got everything worked out so I'm getting new machine next week & will be restarting the nebulizer meds again at that time. The time it takes, especially when I also take the Budesonide at the same time, is really frustrating and boring. So sometimes I "conveniently" forget the Budesonide. The duoneb however brings about a major difference right when I'm taking it which makes it easier to adhere to the schedule. I don't really notice that there is any improvement when I'm using the Budesonide, but I can definitely tell a difference when I don't use it regularly.

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