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Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution

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Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution - What is it for

​Ipratropium is used to help relieve symptoms in asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma and COPD affect the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe as the disease gets worse. Ipratropium helps to keep the airways open, making it easier for one to breathe.

Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution cause?

​Some common side effects:

  • Cough/Throat irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Nausea  

These symptoms may happen but should get better over time. Check with your doctor if any of these symptoms are serious and do not go away.

Rare but serious side effects:

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

Before taking Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution, what precautions must I follow?

​Precautions to follow

Inform your health care professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients in this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbel remedies

You have any of the following medication conditions:

  • Cystic fibrosis ( a type of illness in which thick mucus builds up in the lungs and digestive system)
  • Glaucoma (a type of eye condition where the pressure in the eye is increased)
  • Myasthenia gravis (a type of illness linked to muscle weakness)
  • Prostate problems  

 

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution?

Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution - Dosage and How to Use

How should Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution be used?

  • ​Use your Ipratropium metered dose inhaler or inhalation solution as directed by your doctor
  • Please refer to the ipratropium inhaler's patient information leaflet to learn how to use the inhaler
  • For the use of Ipratropium inhalation solution, please seek advice from your nurse or healthcare professional.

 

What should I do if I miss a dose?

  • ​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

  • ​If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately

Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution - Handling

How should I handle Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution safely?

Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution - Storage

How should I store Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#
  • For the ipratropium inhaler, keep the cap on when not in use.
  • Ipratropium inhalation solution comes in single-use vials. Use immediately after opening and discard any remaining unused solution.

How should I dispose of Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution safely?

​Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin

Ipratropium Metered Dose Inhaler/Inhalation Solution - Additional Information

  • Updated on Wednesday, November 4, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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