Atrovent Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide)
What is Atrovent Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide) used for?
Atrovent Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide) is used to help prevent and control symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, including bronchitis and emphysema. This drug has also been used for the prevention of asthma symptoms, or together with other medications for the treatment of asthma. It works by helping the muscles in the airways to relax and open up, which in turn helps to make it easier to breathe.
How should I use Atrovent Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide) ?
Atrovent Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide) is orally inhaled. Patients should insert the inhaler into the mouth, and press gently on the canister and inhale the contents, and hold their breath for 10 seconds, after which they may gently exhale. The exact dosage required to treat each patient may vary, depending on each individual's specific needs. Therefore, patients should always consult their physician before using this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Atrovent Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide) ?
Atrovent Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
Should any of the above mentioned side effects persist or worsen, you should immediately consult your physician. Should you notice a rapid, pounding heartbeat, you should consult your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Atrovent Inhaler (Ipratropium Bromide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.