Atrovent Nasal Spray

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The active ingredient in ATROVENT« Nasal Spray is ipratropium bromide monohydrate. It is an anticholinergic agent chemically described as 8-azoni-abicyclo (3.2.1) octane,3-(3-hydroxy-1-oxo-2-phenyl-propoxy)-8-methyl-8-(1-methylethyl)-, bromide, monohydrate (endo,syn)-, (▒)- :a synthetic quaternary ammonium compound, chemically related to atropine. Its structural formula is:

Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) structural formula illustration

Ipratropium bromide is a white to off-white, crystalline substance. It is freely soluble in lower alcohols and water, existing in an ionized state in aqueous solutions, and relatively in soluble in non-polar media.

ATROVENT (ipratropium bromide) Nasal Spray 0.03% is a metered-dose, manual pump spray unit which delivers 21 mcg(70ÁL) ipratropium bromide per spray on an anhydrous basis 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 345 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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What are the precautions when taking ipratropium bromide nasal spray (Atrovent Nasal Spray)?

Before using ipratropium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to atropine or other belladonna-type drugs; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: glaucoma (narrow-angle), difficulty urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate).

Although unlikely, this drug may make you dizzy or cause blurred vision or other vision changes. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

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SIDE EFFECTS: See also How to Use section.

Dry/bloody nose, dry mouth/throat, throat irritation, bad taste in mouth, nausea, or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: eye pain, vision changes (such as blurred vision, seeing halos), difficult/painful urination, fast/pounding heartbeat.

A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using ipratropium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to atropine or other belladonna-type drugs; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: glaucoma (narrow-angle), difficulty urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate).

Although unlikely, this drug may make you dizzy or cause blurred vision or other vision changes. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Atrovent Nasal Spray 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)?

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)?

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)?

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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