Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide)
What is Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide) used for?
Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide) is an inhalable medication prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The medication relaxes the airways to allow easier and more comfortable respiration. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions. It should be noted that this medication is only meant to prevent attacks and should not be used in an emergency. Always keep an emergency inhaler on hand for this type of situation.
How should I use Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide)?
Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One spray is normally administered twice daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the inhaler to mix its contents, removing the cover of the mouthpiece, exhale deeply, place your mouth securely over the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply while pressing the canister to draw the medicine into the lungs. It is recommended to hold your breath for twenty seconds or as long as is comfortable for you to ensure the medication is drawn into the lungs. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide) such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention include blurry vision, painful urination, urinary retention, bronchospasm, or deterioration of the symptoms being treated. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide) should not be used by patients who are allergic to salbutamol, ipratropium, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have glaucoma, cystic fibrosis, or an enlarged prostate as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Duolin (Salbutamol/Ipratropium Bromide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.