It is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema).
Dizziness, nausea, stomach upset, dry mouth, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
The main contraindication for inhaled ipratropium is hypersensitivity to atropine and related substances.
Before using ipratropium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to tiotropium; or to atropine or other belladonna-type drugs; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Rinse your mouth after treatment to prevent dry mouth and throat irritation.
This product should be clear and colorless. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Common medications checked in combination with ipratropium. Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol) albuterol (Ventolin, ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, Proventil, Proventil HFA, ProAir RespiClick, AccuNeb, Respirol, Vospire ER, Volmax, Airet, ProAir Digihaler) atropine (AtroPen, Atreza, Sal-Tropine)