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.
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).
It comes as a nasal spray to be inhaled through the nostrils.
• 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.
• 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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature, keep away from excess heat and humidity.
Avoid puncturing the container.
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