The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing,
difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the
lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages
that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs).
Albuterol and ipratropium combination is used by people whose symptoms
have not been controlled by a single inhaled medication.
Albuterol and ipratropium are in a class of medications called bronchodilators.
Albuterol and ipratropium combination works by relaxing and opening
the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier.