Atrovent

Atrovent

ipratropium bromide

Manufacturer:

Boehringer Ingelheim

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ipratropium Br
Indications/Uses
Bronchodilator for maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated w/ COPD including chronic bronchitis & emphysema. Concomitant use w/ inhaled β-agonists for acute bronchospasm associated w/ COPD including chronic bronchitis & asthma.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Nebuliser soln Adult including elderly & adolescent >12 yr 40 drops (0.5 mg) tds-qds. Childn 6-12 yr 20 drops (0.25 mg) tds-qds, <6 yr 8-20 drops (0.1-0.25 mg) tds-qds. 250 mcg/2 mL inhalation soln Childn 6-12 yr 1 unit-dose vial; repeated doses can be given until patient is stable, <6 yr Given under medical supervision until patient is stable. 500 mcg/2 mL inhalation soln Adult including elderly & adolescent >12 yr 1 unit-dose vial tds-qds.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to ipratropium Br, atropine or its derivatives.
Special Precautions
Hypersensitivity. Discontinue use if paradoxical bronchospam occurs. Narrow-angle glaucoma; pre-existing urinary outflow tract obstruction eg, prostatic hypertrophy, bladder-neck obstruction; cystic fibrosis. Avoid contact w/ eyes. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Pregnancy & lactation. Nebuliser soln: Asthmatic patients. May cause wheezing & breathing difficulties due to benzalkonium Cl. Not to be used concurrently w/ disodium cromoglycate.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, dizziness; throat irritation, cough; dry mouth, GI motility disorders (eg, constipation, diarrhoea, vomiting), nausea.
Drug Interactions
Intensified bronchodilatory effect by β-adrenergics & xanthine prep. Increased risk of acute glaucoma in patients w/ history of narrow-angle glaucoma w/ β-mimetics. Not recommended w/ other anticholinergic drugs.
MIMS Class
Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations
ATC Classification
R03BB01 - ipratropium bromide ; Belongs to the class of other inhalants used in the treatment of obstructive airway diseases, anticholinergics.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Atrovent inhalation soln (unit-dose vial) 250 mcg/2 mL
Packing/Price
60 × 1's
Form
Atrovent inhalation soln (unit-dose vial) 500 mcg/2 mL
Packing/Price
60 × 1's
Form
Atrovent nebuliser soln 0.025%
Packing/Price
20 mL x 1's
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