When can I stop using DuoNeb?

You should not stop using DuoNeb (a combination drug that includes ipratropium and albuterol) unless you're having an allergic reaction to it or unless your doctor tells you to stop. You should not stop using DuoNeb simply because your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms have improved.

If you develop an allergic reaction to DuoNeb or find your breathing is more difficult after taking it, stop using it immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include a rash, hives, itchiness, swelling of the mouth, face, eyelids or throat and difficulty breathing. DuoNeb can also trigger bronchial spasms and changes in pulse rate or blood pressure. If you have these symptoms, use another treatment to help your breathing and get emergency medical assistance. Contact your doctor as soon as you are able so he or she can prescribe a different medication. If you experience any side effects from DuoNeb that get worse or don't go away, talk with your doctor.

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