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ipratropium 0.03% inhaler - nasal, Atrovent (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: See also How to Use.Bloody nose, dry nose, dry mouth, dry/irritated throat, bad taste in the mouth, dizziness, or nausea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fast heartbeat, vision changes, eye pain, difficulty urinating, severe constipation.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking ipratropium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to atropine or other belladonna-type drugs; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: glaucoma (narrow angle), enlarged prostate, trouble urinating.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known if the nasal form of ipratropium passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine, meclizine), anti-spasmodic drugs (e.g., atropine, dicyclomine, hyoscyamine, propantheline), certain drugs used for Parkinson's disease (e.g., benztropine, trihexyphenidyl), pramlintide.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.



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