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Basic Information On Combivent
Combivent is used in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a typical aerosol bronchodilator, which helps in preventing bronchospasm. It is generally recommended for patients who are on a regular bronchodilator and require a second one for effective treatment. It is administered with the help of an inhaler. The ingredients in Combivent drug relax the muscles in the airways, thereby increasing the air flow to the lungs. Both the ingredients are packed in a pressured metered aerosol unit for administration through inhalation. Extreme heat can cause the canister to burst; hence, the container should be stored carefully as per the instructions.
Precautions/Side Effects for Combivent
Combivent (Ipratropium/Salbutamol) aerosol is a combination of two ingredients: ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate. It is recommended to avoid intake of brand or generic Combivent if you are allergic to atropine, soybeans, peanuts or any other food product containing soya lecithin. Inform your doctor if you suffer from any urinary problems or have a history of heart diseases, seizures or thyroid disorders.
There have been a few cases of deterioration of bronchospasm after uptake and has led to death. Hence, any uneasiness after administration should be immediately reported. A few allergic reactions including itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, skin rashes, hives or anaphylaxis have been observed. Administration of brand or generic Combivent has resulted in death of a few asthmatic patients due to overdose. It is unknown whether the combination of Ipratropium/ Salbutamol cause any harm to the unborn baby. Inform your doctor about pregnancy or incase you plan to become pregnant.
The requirement for inhalation may vary depending on need but the general recommended dose is two inhalations four times a day. Care has to be taken that the total number of inhalations do not exceed 12 in 24 hours. In general, each propulsion from the valve emits ipratropium bromide, 21 mcg and albuterol sulfate, 120 mg. While from the mouthpiece, around 18 mcg ipratropium bromide and 103 mcg albuterol sulfate (equivalent to 90 mcg albuterol base) is emitted. Remember to vigorously shake the Combivent aerosol 10 seconds before each use.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.