Atrovent Nasal Spray .06

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The active ingredient in ATROVENT Nasal Spray is ipratropium bromide (as the monohydrate). It is an anticholinergic agent chemically described as 8-azoniabicyclo[3.2.1] octane, 3-(3-hydroxy-1-oxo-2-phenylpropoxy)-8-methyl-8-(1-methylethyl)-, bromide monohydrate, (3-endo, 8-syn)-: a synthetic quaternary ammonium compound, chemically related to atropine. The structural formula is:

Atrovent® (ipratropium bromide)  Structural Formula Illustration

C20H30BrNO3•H2O ipratropium bromide Mol. Wt. 430.4

Ipratropium bromide is a white to off-white crystalline substance, freely soluble in water and methanol, sparingly soluble in ethanol, and insoluble in non-polar media. In aqueous solution, it exists in an ionized state as a quaternary ammonium compound.

ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06% is a metered-dose, manual pump spray unit which delivers 42 mcg ipratropium bromide (on an anhydrous basis) per spray (70?L) in an isotonic, aqueous solution with pH adjusted to 4.7. It also contains benzalkonium chloride, edetate disodium, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, and purified water. Each bottle contains 165 sprays.

What are the possible side effects of ipratropium nasal (Atrovent Nasal)?

Stop using ipratropium nasal and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a fast, pounding heartbeat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • dry nose;
  • nosebleeds; or
  • blurred vision.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or...

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Atrovent Nasal Spray .06 Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Atrovent Nasal

Generic Name: ipratropium (nasal) (Pronunciation: IP ra TRO pee um)

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What is ipratropium nasal (Atrovent Nasal Spray .06)?

Ipratropium nasal is used to treat runny nose caused by seasonal allergies (hay fever). This medication will not treat stuffy nose, sneezing, or cough.

Ipratropium nasal may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of ipratropium nasal (Atrovent Nasal Spray .06)?

Stop using ipratropium nasal and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a fast, pounding heartbeat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • dry nose;
  • nosebleeds; or
  • blurred vision.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about ipratropium nasal (Atrovent Nasal Spray .06)?

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate or bladder obstruction. If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use ipratropium nasal or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

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