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. Acute bronchospasm associated w/ COPD including bronchitis & asthma, in combination w/ inhaled β-agonists.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult (including elderly) & adolescent >12 yr Maintenance treatment 40 drops tds-qds. Acute attacks 40 drops/dose, repeat administration until the patient is stable. Childn 6-12 yr Maintenance treatment 20 drops tds-qds. Acute attacks 20 drops/dose, repeat administration until the patient is stable. <6 yr Maintenance treatment 8-20 drops tds-qds. Acute attacks 8-20 drops/dose, repeat administration until the patient is stable.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to atropine or its derivatives.
Special Precautions
Doses >160 drops daily in adult & adolescent >12 yr, & >80 drops daily in childn ≤12 yr. Immediately discontinue if paradoxical bronchospasm occurs. Patients predisposed to narrow-angle glaucoma. Pre-existing urinary outflow tract obstruction (eg, prostatic hyperplasia, bladder-neck obstruction); cystic fibrosis. Avoid contact w/ eyes. Concurrent administration w/ diNa cromoglycate nebuliser soln. Contains benzalkonium Cl; may cause wheezing & breathing difficulties; increased risk of AR in patients w/ asthma. May affect the ability to drive & use machines. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, throat irritation, cough, dry mouth, GI motility disorders (including constipation, diarrhoea & vomiting), nausea & dizziness.
Drug Interactions
Not recommended for chronic co-administration w/ other anti-cholinergics. Bronchodilatory effect may be intensified by β-adrenergics & xanthine prep. Precipitation may occur in concurrent administration w/ diNa cromoglycate nebuliser soln. May increase risk of acute glaucoma in patients w/ narrow-angle glaucoma history.
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 0.025 %
Packing/Price
20 mL x 1's ($17.8/bottle)
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