Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide)
What is Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) used for?
Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) are used to help prevent and treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including bronchitis and emphysema, as well as treating asthma. This medication works by helping the muscles in the airways to relax and open up, thereby making it easier for the patient to breath. It is not intended as a substitute for a quick relief inhaler.
How should I use Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide)?
Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) are inhaled, using a special inhaler, such as the Rotahaler or Revolizer. Patients should never swallow these capsules. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take 1 to 2 rotacaps, 3 or 4 times per day. This medication is not suitable for children. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication, as the exact dosage may vary depending on the condition being treated.
What are the side effects of Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide)?
Patients may notice some side effects when taking Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide), such as:
You should immediately consult your physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as pain in the eyes, a rapid pounding heartbeat or pain when urinating.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ipravent Rotacaps (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, especially glaucoma, 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.