ipratropium

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ipratropium

 [ip-rah-tro´pe-um]
an anticholinergic and antimuscarinic, used in the form of the bromide salt as an aerosol bronchodilator in treatment of bronchospasm and as a nasal spray for the relief of rhinorrhea.

i·pra·tro·pi·um

(i'pră-trō'pē-ŭm),
A synthetic quaternary ammonium compound, chemically related to atropine, that has anticholinergic activity and is a bronchodilator given by inhalation.

ipratropium

/ipra·tro·pi·um/ (ip″rah-tro´pe-um) a synthetic congener of atropine that acts as an anticholinergic agent; used as the bromide salt by inhalation as a bronchodilator and intranasally to relieve rhinorrhea.

ipratropium

(ĭp′rə-trō′pē-əm)
n.
An inhalant bronchodilator drug, C20H30NO3, used in the form of its bromide to treat obstructive pulmonary disease.

ipratropium

a synthetic anticholinergic used as a bronchodilator; similar to atropine but with fewer side-effects.
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In clinical trials, the most common adverse events related to Atrovent HFA were dry mouth and taste perversion (bitter taste), each occurring in fewer than 2% of participants.
Atrovent HFA is "very good" for very sick patients, said Erin Kelleher, M.
I would tend to use Atrovent HFA for severe reactions.
ATROVENT HFA Inhalation Aerosol is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to ipratropium bromide or other ATROVENT HFA Inhalation Aerosol components.
New ATROVENT HFA is formulated with a non-chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellant called HFA (hydrofluoroalkane) that was developed in response to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
In 2005, Boehringer Ingelheim will educate patients about new ATROVENT HFA through doctors and pharmacies, while it begins phasing out the ATROVENT (CFC) metered-dose inhalers.
A 12-week, double-blind, placebo and active-controlled trial established the comparable safety and efficacy of ATROVENT HFA to ATROVENT (CFC).