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What is Combivent?

Combivent is a combination of two inhaled drugs used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),which is a blanket term describing a number of diseases that restrict breathing and affect the lungs or airways, COPD includes diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Combivent is used as a secondary treatment if another medication has failed to completely ease the symptoms of COPD. Part of a group of medications known as bronchodilators, Combivent's two medications, ipratropium and albuterol, relax and open up the lungs, increasing air flow.

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