Ipratropium for COPD

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). One of the medications approved to treat COPD is ipratropium bromide inhalation solution (Atrovent® inhalation solution). This prescription drug belongs to a class of medications known as anticholinergics or antimuscarinics and is inhaled using a special device called a nebulizer. It works by binding to certain receptors in the airways to relax the muscles and allow more air into and out of the lungs.
 
(Click What Is Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation Solution Used For? to read more about treating COPD with this drug. This article also discusses whether children can use this product, as well as why it is sometimes used "off-label.")

Ipratropium for COPD

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