Atrovent Inhalation Solution

A healthcare provider may prescribe Atrovent inhalation solution to treat the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Atrovent inhalation solution works by relaxing the muscles in the airway to allow more air into and out of the lungs. Atrovent inhalation solution, which is available by prescription, comes in liquid form and is used in a nebulizer. Potential side effects of the medicine include headaches, difficulty breathing, and upper respiratory infections.

What Is Atrovent Inhalation Solution?

Atrovent® inhalation solution (ipratropium bromide inhalation solution) is a prescription medication used to prevent airway spasms (also known as bronchospasms) caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This form of Atrovent is inhaled using a nebulizer (a device that changes liquid medications into fine droplets that are inhaled into the lungs). Atrovent also comes in an inhaler (Atrovent HFA) and a nasal spray (Atrovent nasal spray).
 
(Click Atrovent Inhalation Solution Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Who Makes Atrovent Inhalation Solution?

Brand-name Atrovent inhalation solution was originally made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, but is no longer manufactured. Fortunately, generic forms of Atrovent inhalation solution are still available (see Generic Atrovent Inhalation Solution for more information).
 

How Does Atrovent Inhalation Solution Work?

Atrovent inhalation solution belongs to a group of medications known as anticholinergics or antimuscarinics. By binding to specific receptors (called muscarinic receptors) in the airway, Atrovent inhalation solution helps to relax the smooth muscle of the airway.
 

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