Ipratropium Bromide -- Information
Ipratropium bromide (Atrovent®) is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of conditions. It comes in the following forms:
- Ipratropium HFA inhaler, for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Ipratropium inhalation solution (used in a nebulizer), for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Ipratropium nasal spray, for the treatment of a runny nose.
In most cases, it is taken between two and four times a day. Your particular dosage will depend on the particular medical condition being treated, the form of the drug being used, and other factors.
Prior to beginning treatment with ipratropium, information on the drug's precautions and warnings should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. This includes knowing the side effects to watch out for, such as sinus infections and dry mouth, and how to properly store this product.
(To learn more about this drug, click Ipratropium. This full-length article offers information on topics such as how it works, what to expect, and possible symptoms of an overdose.)