Atrovent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium)

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What is Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray used for?

The common cold has symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, aches and pains, feverish, and the feeling as if you can’t move a muscle. Whereas seasonal allergies are what happen when your immune system reacts to something known to be quite harmless. Many of the triggers are pollen, mold, animal dander, certain foods, and things that can irritate your skin.

Ipratropium bromide, the active ingredient in Atrovent Nasal Spray, is used to treat a runny nose that is usually caused by the common cold or by seasonal allergies. This medication functions by reducing the amount of fluid, or rather mucus, released from inside your nose.

Do note that this medication does not relieve symptoms of a stuffy nose or sneezing.

Follow the instructions given to you, when you a priming the spray for your first use or if you have not used it for more than 24 hours.  When priming the spray, make sure to spray away from the face so the medication does not get into your eyes.

Gently blow your nose before using this medication. Spray this medication into your nose as directed by your doctor.  It is usually taken 3 to 4 times a day in each nostril. Keep in mind that the dosage is based on your age, medical condition and your response to the treatment.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, if you do so, flush your eyes with water for a few minutes and if any symptoms occur, relay this information to your doctor.

You may begin to feel better within the first day of using this medication. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.

Before taking this medication, notify your doctor if you are allergic toipratropium or to tiotropium, or to atropine or other belladonna-type drugs. Also notify your doctor of any other allergies you may have.

Before using this medication, it is important to relay all of your medical history to your doctor, if you are experiencing any of these, inform your doctor right way; personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), difficulty urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate).

Dry/bloody nose, headache, dry mouth/throat, throat irritation, bad taste in mouth, dizziness, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: difficult/painful urination, fast/pounding heartbeat.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: eye pain/swelling/redness, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night, blurred vision).

A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

What is Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray?

Ipratropium bromide nasal spray, which is also known as Atrovent Nasal Spray, is a prescription medication available only with a valid prescription. This medication is obtainable in two different strengths of ipratropium bromide; 0.03% and 0.06%. It is also available as a generic alternative.


What is Ipratropium Bromide?

Ipratropium bromide, which is commonly just called ipratropium, is a short-acting muscarinic antagonist (a type of anticholinergic) bronchodilator which is used in Atrovent Nasal Spray for its therapeutic effects. Ipratropium is administered by insufflations (through the nose), metabolized by the liver, and is excreted mainly through the urine with a half life of about 1.6 hours. This medication requires a valid prescription to be purchased.


What is Ipratropium Bromide used for?

Ipratropium bromide is used for different indications depending on what form it is in; so, what is ipratropium bromide nasal spray used for? It is used for rhinorrhoea; this is a common condition seen within allergies and common colds. You will be prescribed either 0.03% or 0.06% depending on the cause of your rhinorrhoea; if you have seasonal or year-round allergies (0.03%) or if you have a common cold (0.06%).


What does Atrovent nasal spray do?

Using ipratropium bromide nasal spray (Atrovent nasal spray) helps to control rhinorrhoea; a condition where a significant amount of mucus fluid overloads the nasal cavity, also known as a runny nose. This helps make allergies and common colds more tolerable and easier to cope with by minimizing symptoms.


How does Ipratropium work?

Ipratropium nasal spray works by influencing the mucus glands inside the nose; it stops the glands from overproducing watery mucus.

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