Atrovent Inhaler Description
Atrovent inhaler is a bronchodilator used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
It is a prescription medication that comes as an aerosol or mist that you breathe in through your mouth.
It helps to relax the muscles around the airways, making breathing easier.
Atrovent Inhaler HFA
Warnings & Dosage
Directions on how to use Atrovent Inhaler
Atrovent comes in as an inhaler, nasal spray, and nebules. The aerosol form can be used with a special inhaler device or spacer. The nasal spray is used by spraying into your nostril, and the nebulizer form is a liquid that is turned into a mist and inhaled through a mouthpiece or mask.
How to use Atrovent Inhaler
- Take off the cap and thoroughly shake the inhaler.
- Hold the inhaler upright and point it toward the back of your throat.
- Breathe out slowly and fully.
- Close your lips tightly around the mouthpiece of the inhaler and inhale deeply and quickly.
- Hold your breath for 10 seconds, then release slowly.
- Repeat these steps if you need to take another dose.
Before using this inhaler, it is important to understand the cautions and warnings.
This inhaler should not be used if you are allergic to ipratropium or atropine.
It is also important to tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, such as glaucoma, prostate problems, or urinary retention.
You should let your doctor know that you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Atrovent Inhaler Dosage
Atrovent inhaler dosage for the relief of bronchospasm includes a 20 mcg dose administered every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the dosage is 20 mcg twice daily. This Inhaler is not for use in children younger than 4 years of age.
Atrovent Inhaler Side Effects
The side effects of Atrovent Inhaler can include a runny nose, dry mouth, and throat irritation.
Some people may also experience headaches, nausea, and difficulty breathing.
It is important to seek medical help if these more serious side effects occur.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does an Atrovent inhaler cost in Canada?
This is available as a brand-name pharmaceutical. The price of this inhaler may vary depending on your dose, but we offer a very competitive price compared to other pharmacies.
What is an Atrovent inhaler?
Atrovent inhaler is a prescription medication used to help relieve symptoms of bronchospasm in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A class of drugs called anticholinergics includes this medicine. This inhaler comes as an aerosol that is inhaled through the mouth.
Is Atrovent the same as Ventolin?
These inhalers are both bronchodilators used to treat asthma. They both work by relaxing the muscles in the airway, making it easier to breathe. There is some overlap in their uses, but they can also be used for different purposes.
Ventolin is typically prescribed for more severe cases of asthma, while Atrovent is often used as a maintenance medication to prevent flare-ups.
Is Atrovent inhaler a steroid?
No, Atrovent inhaler is not a steroid. It is a bronchodilator that helps to open the airways in the lungs. This can help to relieve symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
How often can you use Atrovent inhaler?
Using the inhaler more than four times per day is not recommended. Talk to your doctor if you experience any side effects from using the inhaler.
Is Atrovent a maintenance inhaler?
Atrovent can be used as a maintenance inhaler, which means that it can be used on a regular basis to help keep the airways open. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your doctor regarding how often to use this inhaler.
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