Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergic agent combinations are used in the treatment of Asthma?

Updated: Jan 07, 2019
  • Author: Michael J Morris, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
  • Print
Answer

Anticholinergic agent combinations

Combination agents with ipratropium and albuterol. A test spray of 3 sprays is recommended before using this combination for the first time and when the aerosol has not be used for more than 24 hours. Ipratropium is chemically related to atropine. It has antisecretory properties and, when applied locally, inhibits secretions from serous and seromucous glands lining the nasal mucosa. Albuterol is beta-agonist for bronchospasm refractory to epinephrine. It relaxes bronchial smooth muscle by action on beta2-receptors, with little effect on cardiac muscle contractility.

Ipratropium and albuterol (Combivent, DuoNeb)

Ipratropium is chemically related to atropine. It has antisecretory properties and, when applied locally, inhibits secretions from serous and seromucous glands lining the nasal mucosa. Albuterol is beta-agonist for bronchospasm refractory to epinephrine. It relaxes bronchial smooth muscle by action on beta2-receptors, with little effect on cardiac muscle contractility.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!