Atrovent HFA is an environmentally friendly inhaler that is prescribed to prevent airway spasms caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The medication is typically used four times a day and causes the muscles around the airways to relax, which opens them. Some side effects that may occur with its use include upper respiratory tract infections, sinus infections, and bladder infections.
What Is Atrovent HFA?
Atrovent® HFA (ipratropium HFA inhaler) is a prescription medication used to prevent airway spasms (also known as bronchospasms) that are caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Unlike older inhalers (including the old Atrovent inhaler, which is no longer available), Atrovent HFA uses an environmentally friendly hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellant, a substance that does not deplete the ozone layer.