Atrovent Nasal Spray, also known under the generic name Ipratropium Bromide, is available in the form of a dosed nasal spray and has an active ingredient Ipratropium Bromide, which is a quaternary amine.
Atrovent Nasal Spray is used within children older than 6 years and adults, and it is intended for the symptomatic relief of rhinorrhea connected with non-allergic and allergic perennial rhinitis. This medication is not used to reduce sneezing or nasal congestion, which are associated with non-allergic or allergic perennial rhinitis.
The drug Atrovent Nasal Spray or Ipratropium Bromide have some contraindications. It is contraindicated to the patients who experience hypersensitivity to the components of the drug and who may has any allergic reactions to Atropine.
If you observe any allergic reactions after using the drug Atrovent Nasal Spray, then stop using it and consult the doctor. If you experience hypersensitivity to Ipratropium Bromide, then you may experience allergic reactions, such as hives, rashes, angioedema, bronchospasm, edema and anaphylaxis. If you observe the above listed symptoms, then this medication is not appropriate for you and you should consult your doctor about choosing another alternative medication.
The effect of this drug on the organism of a pregnant woman and her unborn child has not been thoroughly studied, since the studies have been conducted only with the animals. Therefore, you can use the medication Atrovent Nasal Spray during pregnancy, but only in the case, if it is essential for you.
Usually a high overdose with intranasal administration of the drug is not observed, because Ipratropium Bromide is not systematically absorbed after the oral or intranasal drug intake. The studies have shown that after the administration of 20 mg of an oral dose of the drug, up to 10 volunteer men did not observe any changes in their blood pressure or changes in the heart rate. The same 10 volunteers had the concentration of 22-45 mg / ml of Ipratropium in plasma.
Method of Application and Dosage
For symptomatic relief of rhinorrhea, associated with allergic and non-allergic rhinitis in children aged 6 years and adults, the recommended dose of Atrovent Nasal Spray is the following: two sprays in the nostril two or three times a day.
Depending on the patient's state of health, the dosage of this medication may vary and be changed.
Before taking the drug, several sprays should be made into the air to check whether the nebulizer works correctly. If you use the drug regularly, then you do not need to check the nebulizer constantly.
The drug should be stored at a temperature of 25°C, tightly closed, in a dry, dark place, inaccessible to children and away from the heat and the frost.
Taking the drug Atrovent may cause the occurrence of the following side effects: respiratory tract infections, rhinitis, nasal irritation, headache, nausea, pharyngitis and other nasal symptoms. If you experience any of these symptoms after taking the drug Atrovent Nasal Spray, then you should stop using it and consult the doctor about another drug, appropriate for you.
If Atrovent Nasal Spray comes into direct contact with your eyes, then the following symptoms may occur: temporary blurred vision, increased intraocular pressure, discomfort or pain in the eyes and others. To avoid these symptoms, it is recommended to hold the drug away from the eyes during its administration.