Atrovent is an inhaler which is taken on a daily basis to prevent the symptoms of bronchospasm in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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Atrovent is a preventer inhaler which contains a corticosteroid (steroid) called ipratropium bromide. It is taken daily to hold the airways open and prevent bronchospasm.
Bronchospasm is the name given to a condition in which the airways leading to the lungs (bronchi) constrict and tighten. It can be triggered by respiratory illnesses such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary syndrome (COPD), but can also be caused when a person is exposed to an allergen such as dust, smoke or pollen.
Illnesses, medicines, weather, exercise and even emotions can also cause a bout of asthmatic symptoms.
Symptoms of bronchospasm include:
Atrovent does not replace your reliever inhaler and should not be used to treat an asthma attack.
Atrovent contains an ipratropium bromide. This medicine is known as an anticholinergic bronchodilator.
It works by blocking muscarinic receptors found in the soft muscles which surround the airways. This helps the muscles to relax, allowing the airways to open.
When taken regularly, it prevents the muscles from tightening around the airways, providing long-lasting relief.
Before using your Atrovent inhaler for the first time, you need to prime it.
To prime your inhaler, hold the inhaler away from you and depress the canister until you see a fine mist. Seeing this means your inhaler is ready to use.
To use your Atrovent inhaler:
If you are taking another puff, wait at least a minute before taking another puff. When you are ready to do so, follow steps 2 through 8.
If you find it difficult to press the inhaler down while breathing in, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. You may need to use a spacer device, which makes administering the required dose of Atrovent easier.
Take care to avoid accidentally spraying Atrovent in your eyes. Accidentally spraying Atrovent in your eyes can cause stinging, red eyes, dilated pupils, blurred vision and visual disturbances. If this happens, speak to your doctor for advice.
All medicines have the potential to cause side effects, though not everyone will experience them. Knowing the side effects to look out for is critical to your health.
Common side effects of Atrovent (affects less than 1 in 10 people) include:
Uncommon side effects of Atrovent (affects less than 1 in 100 people):
Rare side effects of Atrovent (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people):
If you experience any side effects, whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Before using Atrovent, please inform our prescriber of all the medicines you take, including those with or without prescription and health supplements. Atrovent may interact with other medicines.
Do not take Atrovent if any of the follows applies to you:
If you are not sure whether the above contraindications apply to you, speak to your doctor.
Speak to your doctor before Atrovent if any of the following applies to you:
If you are not sure whether the above applies to you, speak to your doctor.
Always store your medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
If you forget to take your Atrovent inhaler, take it as soon as you remember.
If it is near your next dose, skip the forgotten dose and continue taking your inhaler as you normally would.
Do not take more of the medicine to make up for the missed dose.
If you take too much Atrovent, talk to a doctor or go straight to the hospital. Take all your inhalers and any other medicines you were taking wit
Taking too much Atrovent can cause a dry mouth, a rapid heartbeat or blurred vision.
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