What is Atrovent Inhaler (Ipratropium) prescribed for?
For individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD (chronic bronchitis and emphysema), Atrovent inhalation aerosol controls and prevents symptoms (wheezing or shortness of breath). Relaxing the muscles around the airways allows them to open up more easily, which facilitates breathing. managing your breathing problems can decrease the amount of time lost from work or school. For this medication to be effective, it must be used regularly in order to prevent the symptoms of lung disease. Atrovent does not work as fast as quick-relief medications. You should carry a quick acting inhaler for sudden breathing problems. Your doctor may prescribe them together to relieve the symptoms of wheezing and sudden shortness of breath.
Frequently Asked Questions About Atrovent Inhaler
Make sure the liquid is clear and colorless before using it. Look for particles or discoloration before using it.
When you first use it, if it drops or if you haven't used it in a few days. You should prime the inhaler. Follow the instructions provided with the product to prime it correctly.
The typical dose is 3 to 4 times a day (6 to 8 hours apart). inhale this medication using a nebulizer according to your doctor's instructions.
Taking this medication may cause eye pain/irritation, temporary blurry vision, and other vision changes. Avoid putting it in your eyes. When using the nebulizer, it is recommended that you use a mouthpiece rather than a face mask.
Using a nebulizer is the only way to administer this medication. It usually takes about 5 to 15 minutes for each treatment to be completed. The nebulizer and mouthpiece/face mask should be cleaned as directed by the manufacturer to prevent infection. Do not swallow or inject the solution.
If you experience dry mouth or throat irritation after your treatment, rinse your mouth.
Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Once a vial is opened, throw away any unused solution. Your doctor may allow you to mix ipratropium with other medications (such as albuterol) or with saline.
In accordance with your medical condition and response to treatment, the dosage will be determined.
This medication is best used evenly spaced over time if you are instructed to take it regularly. Remember to use it at the same time every day to make it easier for you to remember. Taking this medication more often, increasing your dose, or stopping it without consulting your doctor is not recommended.
You should consult your doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms don't improve or worsen.
The most commonly reported side effects of Atrovent Inhaler include:
- sinus pain
- back pain
- flu symptoms
- blurred vision
- body aches
- upset stomach
- dry mouth
- stuffy nose
There are other side effects that may occur that are not listed on this page.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects if you find them manageable.
Few known Drug Interactions of Atrovent Inhaler are listed below:
- Advair Diskus (Fluticasone / Salmeterol)
- Lipitor (Atorvastatin)
- Flonase (Fluticasone Nasal)
- Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
- Miralax (Polyethylene Glycol 3350)
- Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
- Lasix (Furosemide)
- Singulair (Montelukast)
- Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol)
- Ventolin (Albuterol)
A complete list of Atrovent Inhaler Drug Interactions is not available on this page.
Consult your physician if you have any questions about this medicine's drug interactions.
Call your doctor if you experience an allergic reaction such as rash or itching. Seek immediate medical attention from a health care professional if you experience a life threatening allergic reaction
Starting price of Atrovent Inhaler 20mcg cost in Canada.
- 200 doses - $56.70 USD ($0.28 per doses)
- 400 doses - $102.89 USD ($0.26 per doses)
- 600 doses - $126.00 USD ($0.21 per doses)
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