Additional Information on Atrovent
As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of this drug include, but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
- Sinus infections
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs or bladder infections)
- Dry mouth.
(For more information, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, see:
- Atrovent HFA Side Effects
- Atrovent Inhalation Solution Side Effects
- Atrovent Nasal Spray Side Effects.)
Drug Interactions With AtroventThis drug can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Atrovent Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- An enlarged prostate (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- A bladder problem
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Atrovent and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Atrovent and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Atrovent Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this medication.)