Ipratropium/Albuterol (i pra TROE pee um; al BYOO ter ole) is a combination of 2 drugs to treat COPD. Ipratropium is a bronchodilator that helps keep airways open. Albuterol decreases inflammation in the lungs. Do not use this drug combination for acute asthma attacks or bronchospasm. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.