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. Used together w/ inhaled β-agonists in the treatment of acute bronchospasm associated w/ COPD including chronic bronchitis & asthma.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Inhalation soln Adult & childn >12 yr 40 drops (0.5 mg) tds-qds, 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 vial 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 vial Adult including elderly & adolescent >12 yr 1 unit dose vial tds-qds.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to atropine or its derivatives.
Special Precautions
Narrow-angle glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, bladder-neck obstruction, cystic fibrosis. Avoid contact w/ eyes. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
GI motility disorders (eg, constipation, diarrhoea, vomiting), dry mouth, headache, palpitations, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, ocular accommodation disorder, nausea, urinary retention, dizziness, cough, throat irritation, inhalation-induced bronchospasm, paradoxical hypersensitivity.
Drug Interactions
Intensified bronchodilatory effect by β-adrenergics & xanthines. Enhanced anticholinergic effects of other drugs.
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) 500 mcg/2 mL
Packing/Price
60 × 1's
Form
Atrovent inhalation soln (unit dose vial) 250 mcg/2 mL
Packing/Price
60 × 1's
Form
Atrovent inhalation soln 0.025%
Packing/Price
20 mL x 1's
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