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Product Details
Generic Name: Atrovent HFA
Brand Name: Atrovent
Atrovent is a bronchodilator, which relaxes muscles in airways and increases air flow to the lungs and is used for preventing bronchospasm or narrowing airways in lungs, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or bronchitis. Also known as Ipratropium bromide and marketed under trade names Ipraxa, Aerovent and Apovent), it is an anticholinergic medicine used for curing acute asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Ipratropium inhalation aerosol shouldn’t be used for treating acute breathing problems where rapid results are required. Inhalers which contain reliever medications with fast action (such as terbutaline and salbutamol) should be used for acute treatment of breathing problems.
Doses of Atrovent :
  • You can take Atrovent as recommended by your doctor; however not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • It won’t work fast enough for curing bronchospasm attack, so use only fast acting inhalation drug for curing bronchospasm attack.
  • Prime inhaler device before first use and if it has not been used for 3 days by pumping 2 test sprays in the air, away from face.
  • Dosage indicator on Atrovent inhaler will turn to red from green when there are 40 doses left in the device. So get the medicine refilled before you run out of medicine.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if it seems like your medicines don’t work as well or if situation gets worse.
  • Missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember; don’t take additional dose to make up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help in case of overdose; store inhaler device with cover on at room temperature away from heat and moisture.