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Atrovent Nasal/Atrovent Nasal Forte

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

Indication

Used for rhinorrhoea associated with allergic and vasomotor rhinitis, and common cold. Dries nasal sceretions.

Action

Promote drying of nasal secretions by cholinergic inhibition.

Dose advice

Atrovent Nasal: Nasal spray, 21mcg/dose, 180 doses.Atrovent Nasal Forte: Nasal spray, 42mcg/dose, 180 doses.Rhinorrhoea (allergic or vasomotor rhinitis):

  • Atrovent nasal spray: Initially 2-4 sprays into each nostril, 2-3 times daily then reduce dose as rhinorrhoea improves.
  • Atrovent nasal forte spray: Initially 1-2 sprays into each nostril 2-3 times daily, then reduce dose as rhinorrhoea improves.Rhinorrhoea (common cold):
  • Atrovent nasal spray: Initially 4 sprays into each nostril, 3-4 times daily then reduce dose as rhinorrhoea improves; use for up to 4 days.
  • Atrovent nasal forte spray: Initially 2 sprays into each nostril 3-4 times daily, then reduce dose as rhinorrhoea improves; use for up to 4 days.

 

Schedule

S2

Common side effects

  • Nasal dryness
  • Nose bleed
  • Dry mouth
  • Altered taste

Uncommon side effects

  • Urinary retention (there is a risk of aggravation of symptoms in patients with prostatic hypertrophy).
  • Visual accommodation disturbance (there is a risk of aggravation of symptoms in patients with pre-existing glaucoma).
  • Allergic reactions (urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm).

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 October, 2015

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