What Is Atrovent?
bromide) is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of conditions. It comes in the following forms:
Who Makes Atrovent?
All of the Atrovent products are made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, although brand-name Atrovent inhalation solution is no longer manufactured (it is still available in generic form). There are several manufacturers of generic Atrovent products.
How Does It Work?
Atrovent belongs to a group of medications known as anticholinergics or antimuscarinics. When used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
), it works by binding to specific receptors (called muscarinic receptors) in the airway, helping to relax the smooth muscle of the airway. When used to treat a runny nose, it works by decreasing the production of fluid in the glands that line the nasal passages.