Ipratropiumbromide/Salbutamol Sandoz 0,5/2,5 mg per 2,5 ml, verneveloplossing

ATC-Code
R03AK04
Ipratropiumbromide/Salbutamol Sandoz 0,5/2,5 mg per 2,5 ml, verneveloplossing

Sandoz

Verdovend
Nee
Farmacologische groep Adrenergica, inhalatiemiddelen

Advertentie

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Vergunninghouder

Sandoz

Waarvoor wordt dit middel gebruikt?

Your medicine is called Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol. The active ingredients are ipratropium bromide and salbutamol. Ipratropium bromide and salbutamol both belong to a group of medicines called bronchodilators, which help to improve your breathing by opening up your airways. This is achieved by preventing the contraction of the smooth muscles surrounding the airways, therefore allowing the airways to remain open. Ipratropium bromide acts by blocking the nerve signals that go to the muscles surrounding the airways, and salbutamol acts by stimulating the beta2 receptors in the muscles.

Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol is used to treat breathing problems in people with long- standing breathing difficulties (such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema). Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol will relieve wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.

Advertentie

Wanneer mag u dit middel niet gebruiken of moet u er extra voorzichtig mee zijn?

Do not use Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol if:

  • you suffer from fast heart rhythms
  • you know that you have an enlarged heart or a condition known as hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy or HOCM
  • you are allergic to salbutamol, ipratropium bromide or atropine (including drugs similar to atropine) or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor before using Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol if:

  • you suffer from or think you may suffer from an eye condition known as glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes) or if you suffer from any other eye conditions Your doctor may advise you to protect your eyes when using Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol.
  • you know that you (if male) have an enlarged prostate or if you have problems passing urine (water)
  • you have had a recent heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • you have problems with your arteries or get pain in your legs when you walk
  • you have a history of heart disease, irregular heart rhythm or angina (please tell your doctor before starting this medication)
  • you have diabetes
  • you have an overactive thyroid gland
  • you suffer from cystic fibrosis
  • you have been told that you have a tumour of the adrenal gland

Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol can cause tooth decay. Please pay attention to proper oral hygiene, particularly in children, and get your teeth checked regularly by your dentist.

Other medicines and Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol

Certain medicines may interact with Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol and may worsen side effects or reduce the effect of Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol. You must always tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • other asthma medicines, including inhalers and tablets for asthma and including treatments known as “relievers” such as salbutamol and “preventers” such as beclometasone dipropionate These may increase the effect of Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol and increase the severity of side effects.
  • beta-blockers i.e. medicines that are commonly used to treat heart conditions such as chest pain that occurs on exertion (called angina pectoris), irregular heart beats or arrhythmias and high blood pressure (called hypertension) They include drugs such as propranolol, which may cause blood potassium levels to fall when given at the same time as Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol.
  • certain drugs to treat depression (such “anti-depressants” are drugs that are prescribed for patients suffering from depression and anxiety) This class of drug includes

medicines such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (e.g. phenelzine) or tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline).

  • digoxin (for heart problems) may cause heart rhythm problems when given with Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol
  • diuretics (“water tablets”) can potentiate urinary blockade
  • steroid tablets (these are medicines that are used to reduce inflammatory processes within the body and include drugs such as prednisolone), which may increase the airway blockade
  • anaesthetic agents may increase the susceptibility of the effects of salbutamol on the heart - you will be monitored closely or your doctor might decide to discontinue Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol if you are going to have an operation

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

If you are going to have a general anaesthetic in hospital, please tell the anaesthetist what drugs you are taking.

Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol with food and drink

Food and drink have no influence on Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol should not be used during pregnancy or breast feeding unless your doctor decides that the benefits to the mother outweigh the risk to the baby.

Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine.

Driving and using machines

If you experience side effects such as dizziness, diffuculty focusing and blurred vision during treatment with Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol you should avoid potentially hazardous tasks such as driving or operating machinery

Hoe gebruikt u dit middel?

Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol is for inhalation use. The nebuliser solution is for oral inhalation after nebulisation.

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you to. Check with your doctor (or the nurse if appropriate) if you are not sure.

The recommended dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is the contents of one ampoule, three or four times a day.

Elderly patients should take the usual adult dose.

Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

The label will tell you how much to take and how often to take it.

Never use more medicine than your doctor has told you to. Tell your doctor if your breathing problems get worse or your medicine does not provide as much relief from your breathing problems as before or if you are using your blue short-acting “reliever” inhaler more often than is usual for you.

Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol should be used with a suitable nebuliser, e.g. PARI LC PLUS Nebuliser, jet nebulizer. Please read the full instructions for use of the nebuliser in the leaflet provided with PARI LC PLUS before starting the inhalation.

Instructions for use

  • Prepare your nebuliser for use according to the manufacturer’s instructions and advice from your doctor.
  • Carefully remove an ampoule from the labelled strip by twisting and pulling. Never use an ampoule that has been opened already or if the nebuliser solution is discoloured (diagram A).
  • Hold the ampoule upright and twist off the cap (diagram B).
  • Squeeze the contents into the reservoir of your nebuliser (diagram C).
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and the advice from your doctor on how to assemble and how to use your nebuliser.
  • After you have used your nebuliser, throw away any nebuliser solution that is left in the reservoir. Any nebuliser solution left in the ampoule should also be thrown away.
  • Clean your nebuliser thoroughly according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It is important that the nebuliser is kept clean.

A B C

Do not dilute the nebuliser solution or mix it with other medicines, unless your doctor tells you to.

The single dose ampoules of Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol do not contain preservatives and therefore it is important to use the contents immediately after opening. A new ampoule must be used each time you use Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol in your nebuliser.

Partly used, opened or damaged ampoules should be discarded. You should never use an ampoule, which has been opened earlier.

It is important that you follow these instructions in order to avoid any contamination of the nebuliser solution within the ampoules.

Do not swallow the nebuliser solution or use it in injections.

Do not allow the nebuliser solution or mist to enter your eyes.

If you use more Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol than you should

If you have taken a slightly larger dose than usual, you may notice a faster heart beat (palpitations) or tremor. Other symptoms might include chest pain, changes in blood pressure, flushing, restlessness or dizziness. These effects usually wear off in a few hours. The level of potassium in your blood may fall and the doctor may want to monitor the potassium in your blood by taking a blood test to measure the levels from time to time. Tell your doctor if you are worried by any of these symptoms or if they persist.

If you have taken more medicine than you should have taken, tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital. If you need to visit a doctor or need to go into hospital then you should take all of your medicines with you, including any you may have bought without a prescription; these should be in their original packaging if at all possible. Take this leaflet with you to show the doctor.

If you forget to use Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol

If you forget to take a dose at the right time, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop using Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol

You should not stop taking Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol without prior discussion with your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Mogelijke bijwerkingen?

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some of the side-effects may be serious and require medical intervention.

Serious side effects

If your asthma or wheezing gets worse immediately after inhaling Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol, or your breathing becomes more difficult and you become short of breath do not take any more Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol but use your short-acting ‘reliever’ inhaler straightaway. You should stop using Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol and should contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor may prescribe alternative treatment for your condition.

If you experience eye pain or eye discomfort, blurred vision or red eyes, or if you see halos or coloured spots then you should contact your doctor straightaway as treatment for these symptoms may be required.

If you think that you may be allergic to Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol or if you think you may be having an allergic reaction to the nebuliser solution then you should stop using Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol straightaway and contact your doctor immediately.

A reduction in the level of potassium (hypokalaemia) in the blood due to the salbutamol component of Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol can occur - and this may cause muscle weakness, twitching or abnormal heart rhythm. This is more likely to happen if you are taking Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol with some other asthma treatments, with inhaled steroids or steroid tablets or with diuretics (“water tablets”). Your doctor may need to take a blood test to measure your potassium levels from time to time.

Side effects can occur with the following frequencies:

Common, affects 1 to 10 per 100 users

  • headaches
  • palpitations or rapid heartbeat
  • dryness of the mouth
  • nausea (feeling sick)
  • coughing
  • speech difficulties
  • problems with blurred vision

Uncommon, affects 1 to 10 per 1,000 users

  • dizziness
  • increased blood pressure
  • abnormal or very fast heartbeat
  • a feeling of nervousness
  • vomiting (being sick)
  • tremor
  • difficulty in passing urine (water)

Rare, affects 1 to 10 per 10,000 users

  • anaphylactic (allergic) reactions including swelling, which may affect the tongue, lips and face
  • breathing difficulties and shortness of breath
  • sweating
  • flushing
  • reduced blood pressure
  • mouth and throat irritation
  • upset stomach / upset bowels
  • itching
  • rashes
  • muscular pains
  • weakness and cramps
  • restlessness
  • memory disorders
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • hyperactivity in children
  • eye pain or other problems with the eyes including blurring of vision, mydriasis (the excessive dilation of the pupil of the eye) and glaucoma (increased pressure in the eyes)

Frequency not known but may also occur

  • tooth decay

Although it is not known exactly how often this happens, some people might experience chest pain (due to problems such as angina). Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you develop these symptoms whilst receiving treatment with Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol, but do not stop using this medicine unless told to do so.

If you get any side effectstalk to your doctor. This includes any side effects not listed in this leaflet.

Hoe bewaart u dit middel?

Keep Ipratropiumbromide/Salbutamol Sandoz 0,5/2,5 mg per 2,5 ml out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use Ipratropiumbromide/Salbutamol Sandoz 0,5/2,5 mg per 2,5 ml after the expiry date stated on the outer pack and label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not refrigerate or freeze. Do not store above 25°C.

For single use only. Use immediately after first opening the ampoule. Discard immediately after first use.

Partly used, opened or damaged ampoules should be disposed in accordance with local requirements.

Keep the nebuliser solution in the outer pouch or carton in order to protect from light.

Do not use this medicine if you notice the nebuliser solution is cloudy.

Do no throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

6 Contents of the pack and other information

What Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol contains

Each 2.5 ml Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol contains:

  • The active substances are 0.5 mg of ipratropium bromide as 525 micrograms ipratropium bromide monohydrate and salbutamol 2.5 mg as sulphate.
  • The other ingredients are sodium chloride, water for injection and sulfuric acid.

What Ipratropium bromide/Salbutamol looks like and contents of the pack

The pack is a Plastic Form fill Seal (FFS) ampoule containing 2.5 ml of nebuliser solution, 5 of which are over wrapped in a triple laminated pouch and then packed into cardboard cartons containing 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120 and 150 ampoules.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Sandoz B.V., Veluwezoom 22, Almere, Nederland

Correspondentie: Postbus 10332, 1301 AH Almere

Manufacturer

Salutas Pharma GmbH

Otto-von-Guericke Allee 1

39179 Barleben

Duitsland

Lek Pharmaceuticals d.

Verovškova 57, 1526 Ljubljana

Slovenia

Neolab Limited

57 High Street, Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1 LF

United Kingdom

MA-number:

RVG 109136

This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the

verneveloplossing

Sweden Ipratropium/Salbutamol Sandoz Sandoz A/S

United kingdom Copralineb 0.5/2.5 mg per 2.5 ml Nebuliser Solution

This leaflet was last approved in mei 2013.

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