ipratropium breath activated inhaler - inhalation, Atrovent
GENERIC NAME: IPRATROPIUM BREATH ACTIVATED INHALER - INHALATION (IP-ra-TROE-pee-um)
BRAND NAME(S): Atrovent
USES: Ipratropium is used to treat lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It relaxes the muscles around your airways so that they open up and you breathe more easily. This medication is a type of bronchodilator.In general, use your quick-relief inhaler (e.g., albuterol) for acute attacks of shortness of breath unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Ipratropium does not work as fast as your quick-relief inhaler, but if so prescribed by your doctor you may use it to relieve an acute attack.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used in combination with other drugs to treat asthma in select patients.
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