Duolin Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide/Levosalbutamol)
What is Duolin Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide/Levosalbutamol) used for?
Duolin Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide/Levosalbutamol) is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This drug has sometimes been given to patients suffering from asthma. It contains two active ingredients, salbutamol and ipratropium bromide.
Ipratropium works by helping to block the muscarinic receptors. These receptors are responsible for causing the airways to narrow. Salbutamol helps the muscles in the airways to relax, which in turn widens the airways. These two ingredients may ease breathing in conditions where the airways have tightened, such as chronic bronchitis.
How should I use Duolin Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide/Levosalbutamol)?
Patients using Duolin Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide/Levosalbutamol) should follow the instructions of their physician at all times. Adults are sometimes directed to take one spray 3 to 4 times daily, however you should always consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. The mouthpiece of the inhaler should be inserted into the mouth, and one spray administered. The contents should then be inhaled, and the patient should hold their breath for 5 to 10 seconds. If you have been prescribed two doses, you should wait at least 15 seconds before administering the second dose.
What are the side effects of Duolin Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide/Levosalbutamol)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of taking Duolin Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide/Levosalbutamol) include:
You should immediately consult your physician if any of the above mentioned side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as vision changes or a fast pounding heartbeat.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Duolin Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide/Levosalbutamol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.