Ready for Combivent Respimat?
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If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), talk to your doctor about COMBIVENT RESPIMAT, which delivers COMBIVENT in a slow-moving mist. COMBIVENT is a short-acting bronchodilator that provides two different medicines, ipratropium bromide and albuterol, in a single inhaler. And it helps keep airways open so people with COPD can breathe easier. In fact, studies have shown that, working together, these two medicines do more to open the airways than either medicine can do on its own.
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT is indicated for use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on a regular aerosol bronchodilator (inhaler) who continue to have evidence of bronchospasm (airway narrowing) and who require a second bronchodilator.
If you're taking COMBIVENT metered-dose inhaler (MDI), it's important to know that COMBIVENT RESPIMAT delivers the same medicine as COMBIVENT MDI, but in a different inhaler. Plus, clinical studies demonstrated that COMBIVENT RESPIMAT is comparable to the COMBIVENT MDI at opening the airways.
Why make the switch to COMBIVENT RESPIMAT?
Under the Clean Air Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered products containing certain propellants, including COMBIVENT MDI, to be removed from the market. COMBIVENT RESPIMAT does not contain any of these harmful propellants and uses a spring mechanism to release the medication. Supplies of COMBIVENT MDI may run out in the second quarter of 2013. For more information on the Clean Air Act and CFCs, see this information from the Food and Drug Administration.
How do you know if COMBIVENT RESPIMAT is right for you?
Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider to find out if COMBIVENT RESPIMAT can help you breathe easier, and remember, if you're already taking COMBIVENT MDI, you'll need to get a new prescription for COMBIVENT RESPIMAT.