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Your dosage of Combivent will depend on the type of inhaler your healthcare provider has prescribed. With the old inhaler, two sprays are taken four times a day. With the new inhaler, one spray is taken four times a day. However, your healthcare provider may suggest that you take additional inhalations as needed to control your symptoms.

An Introduction to Dosing With Combivent

There is only one standard dosage of Combivent® (ipratropium and albuterol inhaler), regardless of your weight, age, or other medical conditions. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
In order to comply with the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, Combivent inhalers (in their original form) will not be available after July 2013 because they contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that deplete the ozone layer. A new formulation, Combivent Respimat, became available starting in October 2012. People using the old Combivent inhaler will need to get a new prescription in order to switch to the new Combivent Respimat inhaler.
 

Old Combivent Dosage for COPD

The recommended starting dose of Combivent for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is two sprays of Combivent four times a day. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you take additional doses as needed. However, you should not take more than 12 inhalations of Combivent in 24 hours.
 

New Combivent Respimat Dosage for COPD

The recommended starting dose of Combivent Respimat for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one spray four times a day. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you take additional doses as needed. However, you should not take more than six inhalations of Combivent Respimat in 24 hours.
 
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