Atrovent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium)
Atrovent (Ipratropium Bromide) Product Information
Atrovent Nasal Spray is made for people who have a runny nose due to allergies, common cold or any other cause. The spray treats allergic, or non- allergic inflammation in your nose, so sneezing, postnasal drip, and stuffiness are cleared up along with mucus.
Atrovent Nasal Spray is made by Boehringer Ingelheim. We have two prescription dosages: 0.03% and 0.06% which we carry in both brand and generic. The generic name for Atrovent Nasal Spray is Ipratropium.
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What is Atrovent Nasal Spray used for?
Atrovent Nasal Spray is designed to help those with a runny nose that can be caused by the common cold virus and allergies. Atrovent Nasal Spray reduces fluid production in the glands that cover your nasal passages. Also called ipratropium nasal spray, this product is available in two strengths.
The 0.06% is used to treat a runny nose due to common cold or seasonal allergies, and the 0.03% is prescribed for treatment of a runny nose that happens any time of the year because of allergies or another cause.
It does not treat nasal congestion or sneezing. As an anticholinergic medicine, the spray works by reducing fluid release from glands along your nasal passages.
How is Atrovent Nasal Spray dosage taken?
If your doctor recommends Atrovent Nasal Spray, you should use it correctly to attain maximum benefits from it. First, use your spray only 2 to 4 times every day or as your doctor recommends, and prime it prior to use. This is done by simply pumping the spray approximately seven times.
As you begin to pump, face away and keep the spray bottle upright. This will protect your eyes. If you have forgotten to use your spray for a whole day, re-prime it with just two sprays. If you stop using it for a whole week, then re-prime it with seven sprays.
It is necessary to blow your nose prior to using Atrovent nasal spray. So, tilt your head slightly forward and target the bottle tip toward the back and outer side of your nose. Press your other nostril and shut it with your finger. Inhale the stuff deeply while spraying it into the nose and breathe out via your mouth. After finishing, tilt your head backward for a short time.
Do not inhale the spray too strongly though, as it needs to get in contact with the inner surfaces of your nose. It should not reach your lungs or throat. If you want it to work well, follow every instruction given by your doctor.
What are the Side Effects of Atrovent Nasal Spray?
This nasal spray is likely to cause some side effects, just like other similar items. To use it safely, make sure you inform your doctor about a symptom that is too difficult to handle. Most people tolerate this item so well and don’t need the help of a physician. They only notice the most common side effects. These include:
- Nose bleeding
- Sore throat
- Common cold or any other infection of the upper respiratory tract
- Nasal dryness
What are the Precautions of Atrovent Nasal Spray
Before using Atrovent Nasal Spray, there are measures you should take. So, inform your doctor about any of the following:
- Liver disease, including liver cirrhosis, liver failure or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, including renal failure
- Enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Eye glaucoma
- Bladder issues
- Allergies, including those related to ingredients found in this nasal spray
- Your pregnancy or plans to get pregnant.
- If breastfeeding a child, don’t start without alerting your doctor.
- Your other non-prescribed and prescribed medications.
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.