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I have emphysema and just started using the albuterol/ipatropium bromide combo in my nebulizer. I used it this am and got very nauseus. Do u need to eat first?

By Anonymous September 29, 2017 - 11:56am
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Hello. Thank you for posting.

DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) is a combination of bronchodilators used to treat and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema). Common side effects of DuoNeb may include headaches, dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, and tremors. Since nausea is a side effect, I don't know that eating (first) will help or not. Try having a light meal half hour before and see if it makes a difference. For many people, these side effects are temporary and will ease as your body adjusts to the medication.


September 29, 2017 - 4:13pm
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