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Ipratropium and Albuterol (Albuterol Sulfate / Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation) - Summary



The active components are albuterol sulfate and ipratropium bromide. Albuterol sulfate, is a salt of racemic albuterol and a relatively selective β2-adrenergic bronchodilator. Ipratropium bromide is an anticholinergic bronchodilator.

Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol Sulfate is indicated for the treatment of bronchospasm associated with COPD in patients requiring more than one bronchodilator.

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Published Studies Related to Ipratropium and Albuterol (Albuterol / Ipratropium Inhalation)

Inhaled salbutamol plus ipratropium in moderate and severe asthma crises in children. [2011.04]
BACKGROUND: The combination of inhaled beta(2) agonists and anticholinergics is recommended for children with acute asthma, although there are few randomized controlled trials. The aim of the study was to determine whether salbutamol plus ipratropium bromide improves oxygenation and lung function and reduces the frequency of hospitalization in children with asthma crises... CONCLUSIONS: Salbutamol plus ipratropium bromide improves lung function in asthmatic children with moderate to severe asthma crises, independently of age. The effect is greater in children with severe crises, with a substantial reduction in the need for hospitalization.

Levalbuterol versuss levalbuterol plus ipratropium in the treatment of severe acute asthma. [2010.12]
BACKGROUND: The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Expert Panel Report 3 guidelines advise the addition of ipratropium bromide to short-acting beta-agonist therapy for the treatment of patients with severe acute asthma exacerbation... CONCLUSION: We were unable to demonstrate superiority of adding ipratropium to levalbuterol in alleviating obstruction as measured by FEV or in decreasing the need for hospitalization among adult patients presenting to the ED with acute severe asthma exacerbation.

Functional response to inhaled salbutamol and/or ipratropium bromide in Ascaris suum-sensitised cats with allergen-induced bronchospasms. [2010.10]
Knowledge about the use of inhaled bronchodilators in cats with so-called 'feline asthma' is limited and relies on the experience of clinicians treating these patients. A randomised controlled four-way crossover study was therefore designed to compare the effects of salbutamol (SAL, 100 mug), ipratropium bromide (IB, 20 mug) and a combination of both (SAL/IB, 100 mug/20 mug), delivered through a pressurised metered-dose inhaler (pMDI) connected to a spacing chamber, on allergen-induced bronchospasms in five Ascaris suum (AS)-sensitised cats...

Efficacy and safety of ipratropium bromide/albuterol delivered via Respimat inhaler versus MDI. [2010.08]
We compared the efficacy and safety of ipratropium bromide/albuterol delivered via Respimat inhaler, a novel propellant-free inhaler, versus chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-metered dose inhaler (MDI) and ipratropium Respimat inhaler in patients with COPD. This was a multinational, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, 12-week, parallel-group, active-controlled study...

Therapeutic conversion of the combination of ipratropium and albuterol to tiotropium in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [2009.12]
BACKGROUND: Ipratropium and albuterol, combined in a single formulation, is widely used as three to four times daily maintenance therapy in COPD. This trial compared tiotropium, once daily, as a potential alternative to patients already taking the ipratropium/albuterol combination... CONCLUSION: Patients previously maintained on the ipratropium/albuterol combination taken four times daily can be switched to tiotropium once daily with the reasonable expectation of at least equivalent bronchodilation during daytime hours and superior bronchodilation during early morning hours.

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Clinical Trials Related to Ipratropium and Albuterol (Albuterol / Ipratropium Inhalation)

Effectiveness of Ipratropium Bromide in Preventing Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction in Athletes [Recruiting]
Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is common and often unrecognized among endurance athletes. The mechanisms of asthma appear to be different between athletes and non-athletes, in that the occurrence of asthma is higher among endurance athletes and seems to be promoted by training. This suggests that factors inherent to athleticism, such as the parasympathetic nervous system, which has been shown to change with endurance training and is known to lead to narrowing of the airways, may be involved with the development of asthma in athletes. Although asthma mechanisms and treatments have been extensively studied in classic asthmatics, there is very limited data in athletes. This will be a double-blind placebo-controlled study in which we plan to study 40 competitive endurance athletes. We will conduct an exercise test to evaluate maximal oxygen uptake and 2 exercise challenge tests to provoke EIA. Prior to the exercise challenge tests the athletes will randomly receive inhaled placebo or inhaled ipratropium bromide. We will compare the athletes' airway response to the exercise challenge with and without the active drug. We will also obtain a blood sample from all athletes to test for allergies and evaluate whether our results are affected by atopic predisposition. If ipratropium bromide proves to prevent EIA in athletes, this drug may be more appropriate and effective than the currently used beta-2 agonists to target EIA in this population. The results of this study may lead to improved clinical management of athletes with asthma.

A Study to Look at Day to Day Changes in Lung Function in COPD Subjects Taking Albuterol/Salbutamol and Ipratropium [Recruiting]
The objective of this study is to assess the daily variation in bronchodilator response to an inhaled short acting beta2-agonist (albuterol/salbutamol) and an inhaled short acting anticholinergic (ipratropium) individually and when used in combination in subjects with COPD.

An Investigation Of The Interaction Of GSK961081 With Inhaled Beta-Agonist And Anti-Muscarinic Drugs. [Recruiting]
GSK961081 is a potent dual pharmacophore that demonstrates both antimuscarinic and beta-agonist pharmacology in preclinical studies, both pharmacologies being of long duration. If reproduced in man, GSK961081 has the potential to deliver a medicine that can be given once daily. The bronchodilatation after inhalation of single doses of GSK961081 alone and in the presence of the short acting beta agonist salbutamol and the short acting muscarinic antagonist, ipratropium bromide will be measured in this study. Any residual bronchodilatation post-inhalation of GSK961081 and demonstrated by addition of salbutamol or ipratropium bromide may provide an indirect assessment of the beta-agonist and antimuscarinic components of GSK961081.

A Comparison of Levalbuterol Plus Ipratropium With Levalbuterol Alone in the Treatment of Acute Asthma Exacerbation [Recruiting]
This is a double blind, controlled clinical trail testing whether three doses of 1. 25 mg of nebulized levalbuterol in combination with three doses of 0. 5mg of nebulized ipratropium will lead to greater bronchodilation than that achieved by three doses of nebulized 1. 25 mg of levalbuterol alone every 20 minutes.

The primary hypothesis of this study is that three doses of 1. 25 mg of nebulized levalbuterol in combination with three doses of 0. 5mg of nebulized ipratropium will lead to greater bronchodilation than that achieved by three doses of nebulized 1. 25 mg of levalbuterol alone every 20 minutes. The secondary hypothesis is that the treatment combination of levalbuterol and ipratropium will lead to fewer hospitalizations than levalbuterol alone in patients with acute asthma exacerbation. Other secondary objectives include (1) evaluating the relationship between baseline (S)- albuterol levels and (R)- albuterol levels on presentation and FEV1, (2) the relationship between baseline (S)- albuterol levels and (R)- albuterol levels on presentation and change in FEV1,(3) time to event analysis for an improvement of 15%, 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50% in FEV1 from initial presentation value, (4) analysis of FEV1 at discharge.

Symbicort in Airway Predominant Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) [Recruiting]
The main objective of the study is to see if using anti-inflammatory to patients with airway disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) phenotype will be more effective than using these treatments in patients with loss of lung tissue. Symbicort plus ipratropium/albuterol will be used for 12 weeks in an open-label study in subjects with airway predominant COPD.

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