Ipratropium-Bromide

 
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Without a Prescription

Ipratropium-Bromide inhalation aerosol and solution are prescribed for long-term treatment of bronchial spasms (wheezing) associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. When inhaled, Ipratropium-Bromide opens the air passages, allowing more oxygen to reach the lungs.
Ipratropium-Bromide nasal spray relieves runny nose. The 0.03% spray is prescribed for year-round runny nose due to allergies and other causes. The 0.06% spray is prescribed for hay fever and for runny nose due to colds. The spray does not relieve nasal congestion or sneezing.

Side Effects

Ipratropium-Bromide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ipratropium-Bromide.

INHALATION AEROSOL AND SOLUTION

More common side effects may include:
- Worsening of symptoms;
- Wheezing;
- Stomach and intestinal upset;
- Rash;
- Nervousness;
- Nausea;
- Irritation from aerosol;
- Headache;
- Dry mouth;
- Dizziness;
- Cough;
- Bronchitis;
- Breathlessness;
- Blurred vision;

NASAL SPRAY

More common side effects may include:
- Upper respiratory infection;
- Thirst;
- Swollen nose;
- Sore throat;
- Sneezing;
- Skin rash;
- Sinus inflammation;
- Ringing in the ears;
- Pounding heartbeat;
- Posterior nasal drip;
- Pain;
- Nosebleed;
- Nausea;
- Nasal tumors;
- Nasal irritation/itching/burning;
- Nasal dryness;
- Nasal congestion;
- Inflamed nasal ulcers;
- Increased runny nose or nasal inflammation;
- Hoarseness;
- Headache;
- Eye irritation;
- Dry mouth/throat;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Cough;
- Conjunctivitis ("pinkeye");
- Change in taste;
- Blurred vision;

Dosage

NASAL SPRAY 0.03%

The usual dose is 2 sprays in each nostril 2 or 3 times a day. Not for use in children under 6.

AEROSOL OR SOLUTION

The usual starting dose is 2 inhalations, 4 times per day.
Additional inhalations may be taken, but the total should not exceed 12 in 24 hours. Not for use in children under 12.

NASAL SPRAY 0.06%

Runny Nose due to Hay Fever

The usual dose for adults and children 5 and over is 2 sprays in each nostril 4 times a day.
Can be prescribed safely for hay fever for up to 3 weeks.

Runny Nose due to Colds

The usual adult dose is 2 sprays in each nostril 3 or 4 times a day.
The recommended dose for children age 5 to 11 is 2 sprays in each nostril 3 times a day.
Do not use for more than 4 days and do not give it to children under 5.
Without Prescription (2017)