Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium

Information about Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium

Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium Uses

Levosalbutamol+Ipratropium is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

How Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium works

Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium is a combination of two medicines: Levosalbutamol and Ipratropium. Levosalbutamol 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.

Common side effects of Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium

Dryness in mouth, Breathlessness, Cough, Tremor, Headache, Palpitations, Muscle cramp
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Expert advice for Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium

  • Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium 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 Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium can lower blood potassium level.
  • Only miniscule amounts of Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium may get absorbed into the bloodstream after inhalation. Hence, serious side effects are unlikely.

Frequently asked questions for Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium

Levosalbutamol + Ipratropium

Q. Are there any medicines which I should avoid while taking Levosalbutamol+Ipratropium?

It is not recommended to use Levosalbutamol+Ipratropium along with other medicines, such as anticholinergic, beta-adrenergic agents, beta-blockers, diuretics, digoxin, MAO inhibitors or anti-depressants.

Q. Will Levosalbutamol+Ipratropium be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms do not get relieved by the recommended doses, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Levosalbutamol+Ipratropium cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Levosalbutamol+Ipratropium may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights, or participating in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Levosalbutamol+Ipratropium cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Levosalbutamol+Ipratropium can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Levosalbutamol+Ipratropium?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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