Atrovent (Ipratropium) is an inhaler – a type of bronchodilator, which acts by relaxing muscles around your airways to let you breathe easier.
Do test sprays before using this medication regularly - test your individual reaction to avoid allergic reaction. Use Atrovent inhaler directly as prescribed by your doctor. Use Atrovent inhaler within regular intervals, at the same time every day. If you are also using other inhaler with this, wait several minutes after each one’s usage to let it act correctly.
Rinse your mouth after using this inhaler to prevent dry mouth and throat irritation.
If you forgot to use Atrovent, make up this dose as soon as possible. But if it is too late and it is already time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose of this medication.
Atrovent Safety information
Do not use Atrovent if you are allergic to any of its components or to atropine.
If you notice that this medicine doesn’t help you as well as it did, contact your doctor. Maybe it is caused by that your condition is getting worse. The doctor will probably prescribe you some additional medication.
Avoid passing of this medicine into your eyes, especially if you suffer from glaucoma.
It is not recommended to take this medicine while you are breastfeeding.
Take this medicine with caution if you are pregnant.
Atrovent Side effects
Consult your doctor immediately if you experienced painful eye, possibly with headache, loss of vision or blurred vision, seeing haloes around lights.
Some patients who used Atrovent reported about such side effects as headache; nausea and vomiting; dry mouth; cough; throat irritation; unexpected narrowing of the airways (paradoxical bronchospasm); increased heart rate (tachycardia); awareness of your heart beat (palpitations); constipation; blurred vision; difficulty in passing urine (urinary retention). Seek emergency care if you experienced this.