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Atrovent Nebules is a prescription medication commonly prescribed to those with breathing problems due to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Atrovent Nebules can be indicated for treatment of reversible bronchospasm associated with COPD. It contains Ipratropium Bromide. Atrovent Nebules work by relaxing the muscles in the airways, which helps to open the airways and make breathing easier.
They are available in a 250mcg/1ml nebulizer solution and are typically used with a nebulizer machine.
Use and Dosage
Atrovent Nebules are typically used with a nebulizer machine, which aerosolizes the medication into a fine mist for inhalation. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions on dosing and administration.
To use Atrovent Nebules (Ipratropium Bromide), follow these steps:
- Wash your hands before handling the nebulizer and medication.
- Open the foil pouch containing the Atrovent Nebule and twist the top of the nebule off.
- Pour the contents of the nebule into the nebulizer cup.
- Attach the mouthpiece or mask to the nebulizer.
- Connect the nebulizer to the air compressor and turn on the machine.
- Breathe in the medication through the mouthpiece or mask until the nebulizer cup is empty.
- Clean the nebulizer and accessories according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions on dosing and administration. Atrovent Nebules should only be used with a nebulizer machine, and not with an inhaler or other device.
Common Side Effects of Atrovent Nebules (Ipratropium Bromide):
- Back pain
- Blurred vision
- Body aches
- Dry mouth
- Flu symptoms
- Sinus pain
- Stuffy nose
- Upset stomach
Serious Side Effects of Atrovent Nebules (Ipratropium Bromide):
- Chest tightness
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Severe eye pain
- Skin rash
- Swelling of the face, tongue, or throat, and difficulty swallowing
- Trouble breathing
Forms and Strength
Atrovent Nebules (Ipratropium Bromide) is available in the following forms and strength:
Ipratropium Bromide: Nebule
- 250 mcg
- 500 mcg
- Patients who are allergic to soy or peanuts should avoid Atrovent Nebules because it contains soy lecithin.
- Patients who are allergic to Ipratropium Bromide or any other ingredients in Atrovent Nebules should not use Atrovent Nebules.
- Atrovent Nebules should be used with caution in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma, urinary retention, or prostatic hypertrophy.
- Patients with cardiovascular problems, such as high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat, should discuss the risks and benefits of Atrovent Nebules with their doctor before using it.
- Atrovent Nebules should be used with caution in pregnant or breastfeeding women, as the effects of the medication on the baby are not well understood.
- Atrovent Nebules should only be used as directed by a doctor or healthcare provider.
- Atrovent Nebules may interact with other medications, so patients should let their doctor know about all medications they are taking.
- If a patient has trouble breathing after using Atrovent Nebules, they should seek medical attention.
- Atrovent Nebules should not be used as a rescue medication for sudden breathing problems, such as an asthma attack.
- Atrovent Nebules should be stored at room temperature and protected from light.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What should I do if I miss a dose of Atrovent Nebules?
If you miss a dose of Atrovent Nebules, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Can Atrovent Nebules be used in children?
Atrovent Nebules can be used in children as young as 6 years old, but the appropriate dosage should be determined by a healthcare provider.
Is Atrovent Nebules a rescue inhaler?
Atrovent Nebules are not typically used as a rescue inhaler and are instead used as a maintenance medication to prevent bronchospasm in people with asthma or COPD.
How often should I use Atrovent Nebules?
The recommended dosage and frequency of use of Atrovent Nebules will vary depending on the individual's condition and severity of symptoms. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions on dosing and administration.
It's important to purchase Atrovent Nebules from verified Canadian pharmacy.