DuoNeb is a sterile inhalation solution containing a combination of albuterol and ipratropium. Albuterol and ipratropium are bronchodilators that relax muscles in the airways and increase air flow to the lungs. DuoNeb inhalation solution is used to prevent bronchospasm in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are also using other medicines to control their condition.
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DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) is supplied as a 3-mL sterile solution for nebulization in sterile low-density polyethylene unit-dose vials. Store in pouch until time of use. Supplied in cartons.
DuoNeb (beclomethasone dipropionate) and Ventolin HFA (albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol) are used to treat asthma. DuoNeb and Ventolin HFA belong to different drug classes. DuoNeb is a steroid and Ventolin HFA is a bronchodilator. Ventolin HFA is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
To reduce bronchospasm in patients with COPD.
DuoNeb is typically used when those with COPD continue to have evidence of bronchospasm and require a second fast-acting bronchodilator.
The normal dose of DuoNeb solution is one unit dose vial (containing 0.5 mg of Ipratropium Bromide with 3.0 mg of Albuterol Sulfate) taken via nebulizer four times a day. Patients may take additional nebulizer treatments as required by their physician. DuoNeb is for adults; safety and efficacy have not been determined in children.
DuoNeb should be used in a nebulizer with a mask or mouthpiece, and is taken by inhalation over a period of 5 to 15 minutes.
DuoNeb should be used a replacement if using the two drugs Albuterol Sulfate and Ipratopium Bromide as a nebulizer treatment in separate vials so that the two solutions are combined in one premixed, pre-measured unit dosage. This will improve ease of use and help to avoid medication errors.
Use with caution if you have cardiac disorders, especially coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertension. Use with caution if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, bladder-neck obstruction, convulsive disorders, hyperthyroidism, diabetic mellitus, in those unusually responsive to other bronchodilators, or if you have kidney or liver disease.
This medication has a history of hypersensitivity to soya lecithin or related food products, such as soybean and peanuts.
Store between 59°F (15°C) and 86°F (30°Celsius). Avoid excess humidity. For optimal results the canister should be at room temperature before use. Shake well before using.
I had at least 2 exacerbations before being prescribed DuoNeb. My breathing problems were due to pneumonia, so I can't really say how these other patients have recovered. You can't believe all that they write, because everyone responds differently yo various types of medications. If a drug works for you, use it. If not try something else.
I was prescribed to use this product every 4 hours it helps me especially in the morning and during the day.
It is my life line for air helps me breath much easier. I have been on this med for 3 years now and dont know what i would do with out it. Can't afford all those other COPD drugs, and my coughing was getting much worse. Fortunately my PCP recommended I try this. Using 4x daily.