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- Store Duoneb between 36° and 77°F (2° and 25°C).
- Protect from light. Keep the unused vials in the foil pouch or carton.
- Safely discard DuoNeb that is out-of-date or no longer needed.
- Keep DuoNeb and all medicines out of the reach of children.
Uses For Duoneb
Ipratropium and albuterol combination is used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. It is also used to treat air flow blockage and prevent the worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients who need another medicine.
Ipratropium and albuterol belong to the family of medicines known as bronchodilators. Bronchodilators are medicines that are breathed in through the mouth to open up the bronchial tubes (air passages) in the lungs.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Uses of DuoNeb
- It is used to open the airways in lung diseases where spasm may cause breathing problems.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take DuoNeb?
- If you have an allergy to ipratropium, albuterol, or any other part of DuoNeb (ipratropium and albuterol inhalation solution).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution 0.5 mg / 3 mg per 3 mL
Adverse reaction information concerning Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution was derived from the 12-week controlled clinical trial.
|Body System |
|Ipratropium and Albuterol |
|NUMBER OF PATIENTS||761||754||765|
|N (%) Patients with AE||327 (43.0)||329 (43.6)||367 (48.0)|
|BODY AS A WHOLE|
|Pain||8 (1.1)||4 (0.5)||10 (1.3)|
|Pain chest||11 (1.4)||14 (1.9)||20 (2.6)|
|Diarrhea||5 (0.7)||9 (1.2)||14 (1.8)|
|Dyspepsia||7 (0.9)||8 (1.1)||10 (1.3)|
|Nausea||7 (0.9)||6 (0.8)||11 (1.4)|
|Cramps leg||8 (1.1)||6 (0.8)||11 (1.4)|
|Bronchitis||11 (1.4)||13 (1.7)||13 (1.7)|
|Lung Disease||36 (4.7)||34 (4.5)||49 (6.4)|
|Pharyngitis||27 (3.5)||27 (3.6)||34 (4.4)|
|Pneumonia||7 (0.9)||8 (1.1)||10 (1.3)|
|Infection urinary tract||3 (0.4)||9 (1.2)||12 (1.6)|
Additional adverse reactions reported in more than 1% of patients treated with Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution included constipation and voice alterations.
In the clinical trial, there was a 0.3% incidence of possible allergic-type reactions, including skin rash, pruritus, and urticaria.
Additional information derived from the published literature on the use of albuterol sulfate and ipratropium bromide singly or in combination includes precipitation or worsening of narrow-angle glaucoma, acute eye pain, blurred vision, mydriasis, paradoxical bronchospasm, wheezing, exacerbation of COPD symptoms, drowsiness, aching, flushing, upper respiratory tract infection, palpitations, taste perversion, elevated heart rate, sinusitis, back pain, sore throat and metabolic acidosis. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
DuoNeb Dosage and Administration
The recommended dose of Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution is one 3 mL vial administered 4 times per day via nebulization with up to 2 additional 3 mL doses allowed per day, if needed. Safety and efficacy of additional doses or increased frequency of administration of Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution beyond these guidelines has not been studied and the safety and efficacy of extra doses of albuterol sulfate or ipratropium bromide in addition to the recommended doses of Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution have not been studied.
The use of Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution can be continued as medically indicated to control recurring bouts of bronchospasm. If a previously effective regimen fails to provide the usual relief, medical advice should be sought immediately, as this is often a sign of worsening COPD, which would require reassessment of therapy.
A Pari-LC-Plus™ nebulizer (with face mask or mouthpiece) connected to a PRONEB™ compressor was used to deliver Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution to each patient in one U.S. clinical study. The safety and efficacy of Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution delivered by other nebulizers and compressors have not been established.
Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution should be administered via jet nebulizer connected to an air compressor with an adequate air flow, equipped with a mouthpiece or suitable face mask.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Do not use more than 6 inhalations in a 24-hour period.
What should I avoid while using DuoNeb?
If this medication gets in your eyes, rinse with water and seek medical attention.
This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
DuoNeb side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to DuoNeb: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems after using DuoNeb;
fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest;
swelling of your ankles or feet;
blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
painful or difficult urination; or
low potassium - leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling.
Common DuoNeb side effects may include:
trouble breathing; or
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, or sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.