Atrovent Inhalation Solution Side Effects

Although most people do not experience any problems while taking Atrovent inhalation solution, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects of Atrovent inhalation solution include bronchitis, difficulty breathing, and headaches. There are also a number of Atrovent inhalation solution side effects that are more serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, such as any signs of an allergic reaction or breathing problems that are becoming worse.

Atrovent Inhalation Solution Side Effects: An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Atrovent® inhalation solution (ipratropium bromide inhalation solution). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Atrovent inhalation solution. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Atrovent inhalation solution side effects with you.)
 

Common Atrovent Inhalation Solution Side Effects

Atrovent inhalation solution has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In these studies, the most common side effects of Atrovent inhalation solution included:
 
  • Bronchitis -- in up to 14.6 percent of people
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold) -- up to 13.2 percent
  • Difficulty breathing -- up to 9.6 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 6.4 percent.
     
Other common Atrovent inhalation solution side effects (occurring in 1 to 5 percent of people) included:
 

Atrovent for COPD

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