What is Ipratropium-Albuterol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 50 18
Breathing difficulty 42 29
Asthma 5 2
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 4 3
Allergies 3 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
8
Moderate
9
Mild
23
None
28

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ipratropium-Albuterol

Side effect Patients
Shakiness 9
Jittery feeling 2
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 2
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bipolar rapid cycling 1
Blistering in mouth 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ipratropium-Albuterol

Dosage Patients
90mcg-18mcg/inh as needed 4
2.5mg-0.5mg/3mL as needed 3
0.833-0.167 mg/ml daily 2
1-0.2 mg/ml twice daily 2
2.5 mg-0.5 mg/3 mL daily 2
0.833-0.167 mg/ml four times daily 2
2.5 mg-0.5 mg/3 mL four times daily 2
100-20 mcg/puff four times daily 2
0.833-0.167 mg/ml twice daily 1
0.5 mcg four times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Ipratropium-Albuterol

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 8
Other 6
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 4
Side effects too severe 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Ipratropium-Albuterol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Ipratropium-Albuterol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 37
Usually 17
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 24
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 6
$25-49 6
< $25 32
Not specified 23

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ipratropium-Albuterol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 9
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 1
Formoterol-mometasone (Dulera) 1
Pirbuterol (Maxair Autohaler) 1
Tiotropium inhaler (Spiriva HandiHaler) 1

Patients stopped taking Ipratropium-Albuterol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 7
Levalbuterol (Xopenex HFA) 2
Ciclesonide inhaler (Alvesco HFA) 1
Umeclidinium (Incruse Ellipta) 1
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5 patient evaluations for Ipratropium-Albuterol

May 20, 2015 (Started May 05, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • 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
    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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Dec 15, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shakiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg-0.5 mg/3 mL Four times daily

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