Ipratropium HFA Inhaler

What If I Take an Overdose of the Ipratropium HFA Inhaler?

People who take too much of the ipratropium HFA inhaler may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Shakiness or nervousness
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth or eyes
  • Difficulty urinating.
If you happen to overdose on the ipratropium HFA inhaler, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Atrovent Overdose for more information.)

How Should the Ipratropium HFA Inhaler Be Stored?

Store the ipratropium HFA inhaler at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Do not puncture the canister, and do not store or use it near heat or an open flame.
Keep the ipratropium HFA inhaler and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of the Ipratropium HFA Inhaler?

If you do not take your ipratropium HFA inhaler as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

How Does the Ipratropium HFA Inhaler Work?

The ipratropium HFA inhaler belongs to a group of medications known as anticholinergics or antimuscarinics. By binding to specific receptors in the airway, called muscarinic receptors, ipratropium HFA helps to relax the smooth muscle of the airway.

Effects of the Ipratropium HFA Inhaler

The ipratropium HFA inhaler was studied for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). People taking the drug showed improved lung function, compared to those not using it. In addition, these studies showed that the new ipratropium HFA inhaler formulation worked just as well as the older, non-HFA Atrovent inhaler (which is no longer available). Improvement in lung function was seen within 15 minutes after a dose of the ipratropium HFA inhaler and lasted for about two to four hours.

Ipratropium HFA Inhaler Information

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