Atrovent

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What should I know about Atrovent before taking it?

Important information. You should not use Atrovent if you are allergic to ipratropium or atropine. Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma or urination problems. Atrovent HFA will not work fast enough to treat an bronchospasm attack that has already begun.

Is Atrovent a bronchodilator?

Atrovent metered aerosol is indicated as a bronchodilator for maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Known hypersensitivity to atropine or its derivatives (such as the active substance ipratropium bromide) or to any of the other ingredients of Atrovent.

What is Atrovent (ipratropium)?

Medically reviewed on Dec 17, 2018. Atrovent (ipratropium) is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Atrovent is used to prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing airways in the lungs, in people with bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

What are the excipients in Atrovent?

Atrovent contains ipratropium bromide monohydrate 21 micrograms [equivalent to 20 micrograms of ipratropium bromide] per actuation. Excipients with known effect. Contains 8.415 mg ethanol absolute per actuation. For full list of excipients, see Section 6.1 List of Excipients. Atrovent is a pressurised inhalation solution.

What should I know before using Atrovent HFA?

Before using Atrovent HFA. You should not use Atrovent if you are allergic to ipratropium or atropine. To make sure Atrovent is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: narrow-angle glaucoma; or. an enlarged prostate, bladder obstruction, or urination problems.

What are the side effects of Atrovent?

Stop using Atrovent and call your doctor at once if you have a side effect such as: bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing), especially after starting a new canister of this medicine; blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;

What is Atrovent used for?

Atrovent is a medicine used on a regular basis to open up the airways and make breathing easier in people with: Asthma. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Can I use Atrovent If I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Make sure that your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before you start using Atrovent. Atrovent should only be used during pregnancy if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than any possible risk to the developing baby. Your doctor or pharmacist can give you more information and advice.

Is Atrovent (ipratropium) a steroid?

No. Atrovent (ipratropium) is an anticholinergic, which is a different type of medication than steroids. Anticholinergic and steroid medications work in different ways to treat runny nose and allergies. How long can you use Atrovent (ipratropium)?

What is Atrovent used for in COPD?

Atrovent (ipratropium) is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Atrovent is used to to prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing airways in the lungs, in people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

What is ipratropium used for in the lungs?

Atrovent (ipratropium) is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. ... Atrovent is used to prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing airways in the lungs, in people with bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

What is the active ingredient in Atrovent?

Atrovent inhaler and Atrovent UDVs both contain the active ingredient ipratropium bromide, which is a type of medicine called an antimuscarinic (or anticholinergic) bronchodilator. It works by opening the airways, making it easier to breathe. In asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD,...

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