Atrovent HFA 17mcg 12.9gm
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17mcg 12.9gm Inhaler
Chemical Name: IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE (i-pra-TROE-pee-um BROE-mide)
Atrovent is an anticholinergic agent used to prevent the symptoms of emphysema or chronic bronchitis. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including glaucoma, prostate problems, or difficulty urinating, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
Follow the directions for using Atrovent provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY COME with a patient information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. BEFORE USING THIS MEDICINE, be sure that the canister is properly inserted into the inhaler unit and SHAKE WELL. AVOID SPRAYING THIS MEDICINE IN YOUR EYES. Exhale (breathe out), slowly and completely. UNLESS YOUR DOCTOR HAS TOLD YOU OTHERWISE, position the mouthpiece between your lips and try to rest your tongue flat. If your doctor instructed you to use a special spacing device, follow those directions. As you start to take a slow, deep breath, press the canister and mouthpiece together at exactly the same time to administer a dose of this medicine. Continue inhaling (breathing in) slowly and deeply and hold your breath for as long as comfortable, then exhale (breathe out) slowly through pursed lips or through your nose. If more than 1 inhalation is to be used, wait 15 seconds and repeat the above process. Shake well before each dose. Rinse your mouth after using the inhaler to help prevent dry mouth and relieve throat irritation. KEEP TRACK OF THE NUMBER OF SPRAYS YOU USE and subtract this number from the number of doses in the container. This will help you know when the container is becoming empty. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), away from extreme temperatures and direct sunlight. Avoid excessive humidity. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not puncture, break, or burn container, even if it appears empty. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible, then go back to your regular dosing schedule.
DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it, if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product, or if you are allergic to atropine. SOME BRANDS OF THIS MEDICINE CONTAIN SOYA LECITHIN. If you are allergic to soya lecithin, soybeans, or peanuts, check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if your brand contains soya lecithin before using this medicine. THIS MEDICINE WILL NOT STOP AN ASTHMA ATTACK once one has started. IF YOU ARE ALSO USING A BRONCHODILATOR INHALER, be sure to always carry the bronchodilator inhaler with you to use during asthma attacks. IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS for this medicine to work. Do not stop using this medicine without checking with your doctor. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE without checking with your doctor. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are using this medicine. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. IF YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY USING THIS MEDICINE or are having side effects like mouth sores or bad taste, ask your doctor or pharmacist about using a spacing device. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include nervousness, dizziness, headache, nausea, upset stomach, dry mouth, throat irritation, or cough. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience a rapid or irregular heart rate. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.