Atrovent Inhalation Solution Warnings and Precautions
To help ensure a safe treatment process with Atrovent inhalation solution, warnings and precautions should be discussed with your healthcare provider prior to starting the medication. It is important to know that Atrovent inhalation solution can worsen glaucoma, bladder problems, prostate problems, and breathing problems. You should not use Atrovent inhalation solution if you are allergic to any active or inactive components of the medication or if you are allergic to atropine.
Atrovent Inhalation Solution: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Atrovent® inhalation solution (ipratropium bromide inhalation solution) if you have:
- A bladder problem
- An enlarged prostate (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Some Atrovent Inhalation Solution Warnings and PrecautionsSome warnings and precautions to be aware of with Atrovent inhalation solution include the following:
- Atrovent inhalation solution is not a fast-acting medication and cannot replace fast-acting rescue inhalers. Let your healthcare provider know if Atrovent inhalation solution is not adequately controlling your breathing problems.
- Sometimes inhaled medications (including Atrovent inhalation solution) can make breathing problems worse. Let your healthcare provider know if Atrovent inhalation solution seems to make your breathing problems worse.
- Atrovent inhalation solution is an anticholinergic medication. As with all anticholinergic medications, Atrovent inhalation solution can worsen glaucoma, bladder problems, and prostate problems. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking Atrovent inhalation solution if you have any of these problems.
- Let your healthcare provider know immediately if you have any vision or eye changes while taking Atrovent inhalation solution.
- Atrovent inhalation solution can interact with other medications (see Atrovent Drug Interactions).
- Atrovent inhalation solution is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that Atrovent inhalation solution is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Atrovent inhalation solution during pregnancy (see Atrovent and Pregnancy for more information).
- It is not known if Atrovent inhalation solution passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about using Atrovent inhalation solution (see Atrovent and Breastfeeding for more information).