Are there any risks in taking Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium)?

There is a potential risk of serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, when taking Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium), especially if you are allergic to soy beans or peanuts. If you notice the appearance of hives or an itchy rash on your skin, or if you experience swelling in your hands, face, or mouth, these may be signs of an anaphylaxis. Call 911 if you having a severe allergic reaction with difficulty breathing. Also, this drug is used with caution in those with cardiovascular disease, asthma, glaucoma, prostatic hyperplasia, convulsive disorders, bladder problems, diabetes and liver or renal diseases. Combivent may also cause a drop in potassium, or hypokalemia.   

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