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Dosing InformationThere is only one recommended starting dose of Combivent, regardless of your age, weight, or other medical problems. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Side Effects of CombiventAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Combivent. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
- Difficulty breathing
Drug InteractionsCombivent can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Combivent Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Combivent?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Combivent if you have:
- An enlarged prostate (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- A bladder problem
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A fast heart rate (tachycardia)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Other types of heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Combivent and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Combivent and Breastfeeding).