Side Effects of Ipratropium HFA Inhaler
Upper respiratory tract infections and bladder infections are among the most common side effects of ipratropium HFA inhaler. In most cases, these side effects are minor and can be easily treated. However, you should seek immediate medical care if you develop more serious ipratropium HFA inhaler side effects, such as vision changes or an irregular heart rhythm.
Side Effects of Ipratropium HFA Inhaler: An IntroductionAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with the ipratropium HFA inhaler (Atrovent® HFA). However, not everyone who takes the drug 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 the ipratropium HFA inhaler. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of ipratropium HFA inhaler side effects with you.)
Side Effects of Ipratropium HFA Inhaler to ReportSome side effects with the ipratropium HFA inhaler, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Breathing problems that are becoming worse
- Severe constipation
- Difficulty passing urine
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or a rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Vision changes
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.