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Ipratropium bromide inhalation

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.





This medication is inhaled into the lungs where it dilates breathing passages. It is used to treat breathing difficulties caused by chronic, obstructive disorders of the lungs such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema.

How To Use

You should receive an instruction sheet on the proper use of the inhaler device. Have your doctor or pharmacist demonstrate how to use the inhaler. Rinse your mouth after using the inhaler to help prevent dryness and relieve throat irritation. This medication works best when the level in your blood is kept at a constant level. Do this by taking each dose at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. Do not use this medication for acute attacks of breathing spasms where a rapid response is required. Do not stop using this medication suddenly without consulting your doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may lead to worsening of symptoms.

Side Effects

This medication may cause dizziness, headache, nausea, dry mouth, cough, hoarseness, or blurred vision. These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Rarely occurs, but notify your doctor if you experience: skin rash, hives, mouth or lip sores, difficulty swallowing. If the drug is accidentally sprayed in the eye, temporary blurring of vision may occur. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Before using this medication, tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: glaucoma, prostate trouble, allergies (especially to atropine or other belladonna derivatives, soya lecithin, soybean, peanuts). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is not known if the ipratropium is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription or prescription medication you take, particularly of: antispasmodics (e.g., atropine, clidinium, propantheline), antihistamines (often found in cough/cold preparations), medication for Parkinson's disease. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


There are approximately 200 inhalations in each aerosol container.

Missed Dose

If used on a regular schedule, use as soon as remembered. Use remaining doses for the day at evenly spaced intervals.


This medication should be stored at room temperature. Avoid freezing.