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Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Additional treatment: Like other inhalation solutions that contain beta agonists, ipatropium - fenoterol solution should not be used on a regular basis for the treatment of asthma without using appropriate inhaled anti-inflammatory medication (such as budesonide or fluticasone) at the same time.
Eye concerns: Take care to ensure that the nebulizer mask fits your face properly and that nebulized solution does not escape into the eyes. For people who have glaucoma or narrow anterior chambers, avoid using a combined ipratropium and beta-2-agonist solution by nebulizer unless you take measures (e.g., use of swimming goggles or use of a nebulizer with a mouthpiece) to ensure that nebulized solution does not reach the eye. There have been reports of eye complications (e.g., mydriasis, increased eye pressure, angle-closure glaucoma) when nebulized ipratropium either alone or in combination with an adrenergic beta-2-agonist solution come into contact with the eyes.
Medical conditions: People who have had a recent heart attack or who have reduced heart function, abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, or diabetes mellitus should take care in using ipratropium - fenoterol. This medication should be used with caution by people who have glaucoma, enlarged prostate, or urinary retention; by people with asthma or emphysema who also have acute and recurring congestive heart failure; and by patients sensitive to sympathomimetic amines.
Worsening of symptoms: Some people who receive inhaled beta-agonists have developed severe worsening of breathing. The cause of this is unknown. If it occurs, stop using this medication immediately and talk to your doctor about an alternative therapy as soon as possible.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: The safety of this medication for use while pregnant or breast-feeding has not been established. It should be used with caution.
Children: Ipratropium - fenoterol is not currently recommended for use by children under 12 years of age, as its safety and dosing regimen for this age group have not been established.
There may be an interaction between ipratropium - fenoterol inhalation solution and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
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