Anticholinergic and Antispasmodic Drugs (cont.)

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Respiratory medications

  • ipratropium (Atrovent, Combivent, Duoneb)
  • tiotropium (Spiriva)
  • aclidinium (Tudorza Pressair)
  • umeclidinium and vilanterol (Anoro Ellipta)

What are the side effects of anticholinergic (antispasmodic) drugs?

When possible, the use of anticholinergics should be avoided in the elderly because anticholinergic side effects are particularly common and problematic in older individuals.

Who should not use anticholinergic (antispasmodic) medications?

Patients with the following medical conditions should not use medications with anticholinergic properties since use of anticholinergic medications can worsen their conditions:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/18/2015

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