This medicine is a beta receptor stimulant and a bronchodilator combination used to treat symptoms (bronchospasms) in patients with lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD).
ALBUTEROL (al-BYOO-ter-ole) and IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE (i-pra-TROE-pee-um BROE-mide)
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE COMES with a patient information leaflet. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. This medicine is used in a nebulizer. STORE THIS MEDICINE between 36 and 77 degrees F (2 and 25 degrees C), away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea, blurred vision, constipation and drowsiness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience sore throat, heartburn, leg cramps, or eye pain. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience swelling of the face, eyes, lips or tongue rash, hives, itching, wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest pain or fast or irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Product Code: 9724
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.