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Treatment for a Combivent Overdose
Antidotes are available to treat severe anticholinergic poisoning (such as may be caused by too much ipratropium). Beta-blocking medications can help treat an albuterol overdose. Also, treatment for a Combivent overdose typically involves supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe that you may have overdosed on Combivent.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Asthma and COPD inhalers that contain ozone-depleting CFCs to be phased out; alternative treatments available (4/13/2010). FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm208302.htm. Accessed April 16, 2010.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. FDA maintains essential use status of Combivent (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol through 2013 (4/13/2010). Boehringer Ingelheim Web site. Available at: http://us.boehringer-ingelheim.com/newsroom/2010/04-13-10_combivent_fda_ruling.html. Accessed April 16, 2010.
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