How can I minimize the side effects of DuoNeb?

You can minimize the side effects of DuoNeb (a combined drug that includes ipratropium and albuterol) by using it as prescribed. Do not take more than six inhaled doses a day to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

To minimize side effects, you should avoid taking certain other medications while using DuoNeb. They include anticholinergic medications (such as antispasmodics), beta-blockers, diuretics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or tricyclic antidepressants. Talk with your doctor about any medications, supplements and vitamins you take before using DuoNeb. Do not start any new medicine or supplement before talking to your doctor. Certain medical conditions can increase your risk of side effects, so tell your doctor about any current or past heart, kidney or liver problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, seizures or hyperthyroidism.

Avoid getting DuoNeb in your eyes. Doing so can cause eye pain, blurred vision and enlarged pupils. It can also cause narrow-angle glaucoma or worsen that condition if you already have it.

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