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Atrovent (Ipratropium Bromide)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Atrovent20 mcg/200 dose

Generic Equivalent of Atrovent

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Ipratropium Bromide0.25 mg/ml/1 ml/20 neb
Ipratropium Bromide0.25 mg/ml/2 ml/10 neb
Ipratropium Bromide0.25 mg/ml/20 ml
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Is A Prescription Required To have Atrovent?

A Prescription is required to purchase Atrovent from licensed online Canadian pharmacies.

What Is Atrovent Used For?

Atrovent is used for the treatment of wheezing, shortness of breath caused due to a disease known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which includes bronchitis and emphysema.

How Does Atrovent Work in the Body?

Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergic agents. Atrovent is a bronchodilator that makes breathing easier by opening your narrowed airways.

What Is The Generic Form Of Atrovent?

The generic form of Atrovent is ipratropium bromide and is manufactured by Nebules and inhalation solution.

How Is Atrovent Supplied and Stored?

Atrovent is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd and is available in an aerosol metered dose inhaler as Atrovent HFA with a dose of 20 mcg of ipratropium bromide. Each inhaler contains 200 actuations of Atrovent.

The generic form of Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) is available in the dosage form of 0.25 mg/ml/1 ml/20 neb, 0.25 mg/ml/2 ml/10 neb and 0.25 mg/ml/20 ml.

The medication should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C. Do not freeze. The container may explode if heated. The contents are under pressure; hence do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves or other sources of heat. Do not puncture or incinerate the container or store above 30°C. The medication should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Atrovent?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Atrovent 20 mcg/200 dose at an unbeatable price of $129 for a quantity of 3, which is $43 per unit. The generic equivalent of Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) 0.25 mg/ml/20 ml is available at a price of $46 for a quantity of 1 inhalation solution. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

What Is The Difference Between Albuterol And Atrovent?

Albuterol and ipratropium bromide are both bronchodilators. Both are used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-agonists and Atrovent belongs to a class of anticholinergic agents.

Is Atrovent HFA Used For Asthma?

Atrovent is a bronchodilator and helps to enlarge or dilate the narrowed airways in the lungs. It can also be used to treat symptoms of asthma, cold, allergic conditions and COPD due to emphysema or bronchitis.

Is Ipratropium Short Or Long-Acting?

Ipratropium is a short acting bronchodilator. The action of Atrovent HFA Inhaler lasts for about 2-4 hours.

Can You Mix Albuterol And Ipratropium In A Nebulizer?

Ipratropium can be mixed with albuterol if is to be used within one hour of mixing. The simultaneous administration of both an anticholinergic (ipratropium bromide) and a beta agonist (albuterol) helps to produce greater bronchodilator effect than when either drug is used alone.

How do you use Atrovent?

Before using the Atrovent HFA inhaler, read the instructions for use carefully. Use it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not exceed the number of puffs or do not use the inhaler more than recommended by your doctor. When using the Atrovent pressurized inhalation solution with the standard mouthpiece, make sure not to spray the aerosol in your eyes.

How Often Do You Use Atrovent?

Your doctor will determine what dose and how often should you use Atrovent inhaler. The usual dose of Atrovent is 2 puffs taken 3 to 4 times daily. Each dose must be taken 4 hours apart. Some patients might need up to 4 puffs at a time during initial treatment. Do not use more than 12 puffs in a day.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Atrovent?

Try avoiding the spray of Atrovent HFA inhaler into your eyes. Atrovent can lead to dizziness, difficulty in focusing the eye, dilated pupils and blurred vision. In case you experience these symptoms, do not drive or operate heavy machinery.

How is Atrovent Metabolized in Body?

Ipratropium bromide is metabolized in liver and has a half-life of approximately 2 after inhalation.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Atrovent?

Like all other medications, Atrovent can also cause side effects. Most common side effects include headache, dizziness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, impaired voice sounds, and irritation in throat, cough, dry mouth or throat, bad taste. Contact with your doctor if bad taste or dry mouth and constipation persist for a long time. Stop taking Atrovent and contact your doctor immediately in case you experience the following:
  • Wheezing or difficulties while breathing
  • Allergic reaction with symptoms such as skin rash, itching and nettle rash. In severe cases the signs include swelling of your tongue, lips and face, sudden difficulties in breathing and reduction of your blood pressure.
Some of the serious side effects caused by Atrovent include bronchospasm with increased wheezing or tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing, coughing bouts, shortness of breath, skin rashes, allergic reaction, fast or irregular heartbeat, eye disorders such as new or worsening pressure in your eyes, eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, seeing halos or rainbows around items or red eyes, urinary retention, difficulty while passing urine, urinating frequently, urination in a weak stream or drips. These are not all the possible side effects of Atrovent inhaler. In case of any unexpected effect, contact your doctor immediately.

When Should You Not Use Atrovent?

Do not use Atrovent if you:
  • Are allergic to ipratropium bromide or other anticholinergic drugs, or any other components of Atrovent Inhaler
  • Are under 18 years of age
This medication should not be used for the treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm where rapid response is required. If you get a sudden attack of breathlessness, then you should use an additional fast-acting relief medication which has been provided to you by your doctor

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before Using Atrovent?

Before you start using Atrovent, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have eye problems such as eye pain or glaucoma
  • Have other health problems
  • Are taking any medications including eye drops or other over the counter medicines
  • Have difficulty in urinating
  • Have cystic fibrosis
  • Have any allergies to foods, drugs or aerosols
Atrovent is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age.

Contact your doctor immediately if:
  • You need more than one dose to relieve your breathing problems
  • Your shortness of breath worsens
  • You don’t get the same benefit from your medicine as you did before
  • You have breathing difficulties and chest pain
  • You experience difficulty while urination

What Medicines Can Interact With Atrovent?

It is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Some medications that can interact with Atrovent include:
  • Other anticholinergic drugs such as ipratropium bromide tiotropium, glycopyrronium, aclidinium, umeclidinium
  • Xanthine derivatives such as theophylline (used to treat asthma)
  • Beta-agonists such as salbutamol used to treat asthma and COPD

Where Can I Buy Atrovent Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Atrovent can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Atrovent Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.ca/sites/ca/files/documents/atroventhfapmen.pdf
2. https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.ca/sites/ca/files/documents/atroventhfacien.pdf
3. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2004/21527lbl.pdf
4. https://www.medicinenet.com/ipratropium_bromide_inhaler/article.htm
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