What is DuoNeb w/nebulizer?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Ipratropium-Albuterol

Brand name for ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate, bronchodilators used in the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) delivered via nebulizer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breathing difficulty 9 8
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 9 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 3
Wheezing 2 2
Bronchitis 1 0

Show all 12 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
Severe 4
Moderate 3
Mild 10
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with DuoNeb w/nebulizer

Side effect Patients
Shakiness 2
Blistering in mouth 1
Cramps in biceps 1
Jittery feeling 1
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 1
Tremor in hands 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking DuoNeb w/nebulizer

Dosage Patients
0.833-0.167 mg/ml four times daily 2
0.833-0.167 mg/ml daily 1
0.5 mcg four times daily 1
4 mL daily 1
0.833-0.167mg/ml as needed 1
1capsule(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking DuoNeb w/nebulizer

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking DuoNeb w/nebulizer

Duration

Currently taking DuoNeb w/nebulizer

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking DuoNeb w/nebulizer

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 3
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking DuoNeb w/nebulizer after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 2
Ipratropium-Albuterol (Combivent) 1

Patients stopped taking DuoNeb w/nebulizer and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ipratropium-Albuterol (Combivent) 1
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1 patient evaluation for DuoNeb w/nebulizer

May 15, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • 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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