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Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler

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Introduction

Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler is used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (a lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked). It helps in relaxing the muscles of the air passages and making it easier to breathe. It relieves coughing, wheezing and feeling short of breath.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don't have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your COPD may get worse. This medicine should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath. If sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your rescue inhaler. To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it does not work as well.

The most common side effects are dryness in mouth, shortness of breath, cough, tremor, headache, palpitations, and muscle cramp. If you get there, don’t stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects which can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Ventipra MDI Inhaler

In Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a group of lung diseases that cause breathing difficulties. COPD is caused by swelling of the airways that carry air in and out of the lungs. Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler relaxes the muscles of these airways and widens it. This makes you breathe easy and gives relief from symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. Avoid smoking and minimise your exposure to pollution, dust and fumes. Along with that, a little exercise each day can help you stay strong. Talk to your doctor about how much exercise is good for you.

Side effects of Ventipra MDI Inhaler

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ventipra MDI

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Breathlessness
  • Cough
  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Muscle cramp

How to use Ventipra MDI Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Ventipra MDI Inhaler works

Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler is a combination of two medicines: Salbutamol and Ipratropium. Salbutamol is a bronchodilator while Ipratropium is an anticholinergic. They work by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widen the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Ventipra MDI Inhaler?

If you miss a dose of Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler is a combination of two medicines that makes breathing easier for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • This medicine is for inhalation only. The tablet should not be swallowed.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day.
  • It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden breathing problems. Use your rescue inhaler to control sudden difficulty in breathing. 
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Gargle with warm water after each inhalation to avoid any fungal infections in your mouth and throat.
  • Take the first dose of this medicine under medical supervision as it may cause wheezing or tightening of the airways (bronchospasm) immediately after using.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your  blood potassium level as low oxygen level in the blood (hypoxia) and medicines such as Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Ventipra MDI 100 mcg/20 mcg Inhaler may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

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Patient concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
What is chronic pulmonary thromboembolism?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Cardiology
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References

  1. Ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate. Ridgefield, Connecticut: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2008. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhalation Spray. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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