Ipratropium Bromide - Drug Information

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General Information on Ipratropium Bromide

Generic Name : Ipratropium Bromide

Pronunciation : (I pra troe' pee um)

Latest prescription information about Ipratropium Bromide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Asthmatics

Why is Ipratropium Bromide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a bronchodilator, opens the air passages to the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It is used - on a regular schedule - to prevent bronchospam caused by chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseaes. It is not used to treat bronchospasm attacks when a rapid response is required. 

When should Ipratropium Bromide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Ipratropium Bromide?

Inhalation: The recommended dose (ipratropium bromide nasal spray 0.03%) is two sprays (42 mcg) per nostril two or three times daily (total dose 168 to 252 mcg/day).

How should Ipratropium Bromide be taken?

It comes as a nasal spray to be inhaled through the nostrils.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ipratropium Bromide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, enlarged prostate, urinary obstruction, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid contact with eyes. Flush with water immediately if eye contact occurs. Patients on nebulisation should wear an eye mask to avoid the risk of acute angle closure glaucoma.

What are the side effects of Ipratropium Bromide?

  Most Common: Flu-like symptoms, tremor, sleeplessness, nervousness, constipation, sore throat, chest pain and difficulty in breathing.
  Body as Whole: Back pain and headache.
  Central Nervous System: Dizziness.
  Gastrointestinal: Indigestion, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting.
  Respiratory: Inflammation of nose, sinus, bronchus and cough.
  Potentially Fatal: Severe allergic reactions and fast heart rate.

What are the other precautions for Ipratropium Bromide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Ipratropium Bromide?

Store it at room temperature, keep away from excess heat and humidity.
Avoid puncturing the container.

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