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Atrovent Autohaler/Atrovent Forte

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Generic Name: Ipratropium bromide
Product Name: Atrovent Autohaler/Atrovent Forte

Indication

  • Used for severe acute asthma
  • Used for maintenance treatment in COPD and severe asthma
  • Used as alternative to or in combination with beta 2 agonists in COPD

Action

Promote widening of airway diameter.

Dose advice

Autohaler: MDI (breath activated); 20mcg/dose; 200 dosesForte: MDI; 40mcg/dose 200 doses

Adult:

  • MDI: 40 mcg, repeat 3-4 times daily as necessary; up to 80mcg 3-4 times daily may be needed.
  • Neb: 250-500mcg up to 3-4 times daily.
  • (dilute solution for nebulisation with 0.9% sodium chloride solution)

Child:

  • MDI (child<6years): 20mcg, 3 times daily.
  • MDI (child 6-12 years): 20-40 mcg, 3-4 times daily as necessary.
  • Neb: 250mcg up to 3 times daily.
  • (dilute solution for nebulisation with 0.9% sodium chloride solution)

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

  • Dry mouth.
  • Throat irritation.

Uncommon side effects

  • Urinary retention (there is a risk of aggravation of symptoms in patients with prostatic hypertrophy)
  • Acute angle closure glaucoma (there is a risk of aggravation of symptoms in patients with coexisting glaucoma)
  • Constipation
  • Allergic reactions
  • (Ipratropium MDI should not be used by patients with allergy to soya lecithin or related food products such as soya bean and peanuts).

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 26 August, 2004
Modified On: 14 May, 2016


Created by: myVMC