| Ipravent Inhaler
| Ipratropium Bromide
What is Ipravent Inhaler?
The Ipravent Inhaler is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. The active ingredient ipratropium bromide works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. It is used to prevent chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Some people may also use it to treat symptoms of asthma.
How is Ipravent Inhaler used?
The Ipravent Inhaler is usually taken 3 to 4 times per day, spaced evenly 6 to 8 hours apart. Dosage will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the medication, contact a doctor for the correct dosage. Prior to the initial dose or if the inhaler has not been used in over 3 days, the inhaler will need to be primed before using. Follow your doctorís orders carefully and make sure you know how to use your inhaler properly. The medication is a preventative treatment and should not be used as a quick relief inhaler.
Patients using the Ipravent Inhaler may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Dry mouth
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Blurred vision
- Painful urination
- Urinating less than usual
- Worsening of symptoms
- Irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Keep count of the number of doses administered as the canister will need to be replaced after 200 doses.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Ipravent Inhaler is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.