Atrovent Drug Information
If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or a runny nose, your healthcare provider may prescribe Atrovent® (ipratropium bromide). This medication is available in many forms, including a nasal spray, inhaler, and inhalation solution (for use in a nebulizer). It is usually taken two to four times daily, depending on the particular form being used and the particular medical condition being treated.
Your healthcare provider will recommend a form and strength based on your symptoms, age, and other factors. Before starting treatment, it's important to review Atrovent's safety information. This drug may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions, such as glaucoma or an enlarged prostate, or are taking any other type of medicine, including nonprescription products, herbal supplements, or vitamins.
(To learn more about this drug, click Atrovent. This full-length article offers information on topics such as how it works, what to expect during treatment, and possible symptoms of an overdose.)