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Although most people do not experience any problems while taking Combivent, side effects are still possible. Some of the most common side effects include bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infections, and headaches. If you experience more serious side effects of Combivent (such as an irregular heart rhythm, chest pain, or vision changes), be sure to let your healthcare provider know right away.
Combivent Side Effects: An Introduction
Common Combivent Side EffectsThe old Combivent inhaler has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the drug was compared to each of its two components (ipratropium and albuterol). Because these studies did not compare Combivent to a placebo (an inhaler with no active ingredient), it was difficult to determine if the side effects were due to the medications, the disease itself, or other problems.
- Bronchitis -- in up to 12.3 percent of people
- Upper respiratory tract infections -- up to 10.9 percent
- Headaches -- up to 5.6 percent
- Difficulty breathing -- up to 4.5 percent
- Coughing -- up to 4.2 percent.