ipratropium bromide

(redirected from Alti-Ipratropium)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

ipratropium bromide

An anticholinergic bronchodilator used for bronchoconstriction associated with chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and emphysema. It is dispensed via a metered-dose inhaler or as a solution for nebulized use, and usually is combined with another bronchodilator such as albuterol. See: asthma

ipratropium bromide

An ANTICHOLINERGIC drug used to treat asthma. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Atrovent, Ipratropium Steri-Neb, Rinatec.

ipratropium bromide (ip´rətrō´-pēəm brō´mīd),

n brand name: Atrovent;
drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilator;
action: inhibits interaction of acetylcholine at receptor sites on the bronchial smooth mus-cle, resulting in bronchodilation;
uses: bronchodilation during bronchospasm in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma; not for rapid bronchodilation; maintenance treatment only.