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Aprovent Inhaler

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Composition for Aprovent Inhaler

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Primary uses of Aprovent Inhaler

1 Inhaler in 1 packet

Medicine Overview of Aprovent Inhaler


Uses of Aprovent Inhaler

Aprovent Inhaler is used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and asthma.

Aprovent Inhaler side effects


Side Effects of Aprovent are Breathlessness, Dryness in mouth, Cough, Bitter taste.


How to use Aprovent Inhaler

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor.Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

How Aprovent Inhaler works

Aprovent Inhaler is an anticholinergic medication. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. This makes breathing easier.

In Depth Information on Aprovent Inhaler

Expert advice for Aprovent Inhaler

  • Appropriate administration of ipratropium with the inhaler is essential for a successful therapy.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: cystic fibrosis (an inherited disease in which thick, sticky mucus builds up and that can damage many of the organs in the body) may be prone to gastrointestinal motility disturbances; glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eyes that causes visual problems), urinary problems or a prostate (a male reproductive organ) condition.
  • Consult your doctor if you suffer from allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions such as urticaria, angioedema (swelling of lips and eyes), rash, bronchospasms (constriction of the air passages), oropharyngeal swelling and severe allergy (anaphylaxis).
  • Consult your doctor if you suffer from irregular heartbeats after ipratropium nasal spray.
  • Ipratropium inhalation sometimes causes wheezing and difficulty breathing immediately after it is inhaled. Consult your doctor immediately.
  • Consult your doctor immediately, if you experience pain in the eye or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes due to conjunctival congestion and cornea swelling may be signs of acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Do not use your ipratropium inhalers when you are near a flame or source of heat. The inhaler may explode, if it is exposed to very high temperatures.
  • Dizziness and blurred vision have been reported. If affected, the patient should be warned not to drive or operate machinery.
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Aprovent Inhaler related warnings
Special precautions for Aprovent Inhaler
Aprovent Inhaler may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Aprovent Inhaler is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Aprovent Inhaler is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Aprovent Inhaler?uses

If you miss a dose of Aprovent Inhaler, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Aprovent Inhaler

Frequently asked questions about Ipratropium

No, Aprovent is not a steroid
No, Aprovent is not a narcotic
Q. Does it contain opium?
It does not contain opium or its derivative
Aprovent has no known effects on weight gain
Yes, constipation is a known side effect of Aprovent
Aprovent may sometimes cause tachycardia (increased heart rate) in some patients. It is not a common side effect of Aprovent
Aprovent has no known effects on blood pressure
Q. Is ipratropium bromide the same as albuterol?
Ipratropium bromide and albuterol are 2 different medicines. They have the same action. They relax the air passages and make breathing easier (bronchodilators)
Q. Does ipratropium/ ipratropium bromide contain albuterol?
Combination medicines containing both ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulphate are available to treat asthma and associated conditions
Q. Is ipratropium bromide the same as budesonide?
Ipratropium/ipratropium bromide and budesonide belong to different class of medicines but both are used either alone or in combination to treat bronchitis, asthma and associated conditions
Yes, Aprovent/ Aprovent bromide is a bronchodilator used to treat bronchitis, asthma and associated conditions
No, Aprovent/ Aprovent bromide is a short-acting bronchodilator
Aprovent is neither antihistamine nor an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of anticholinergic bronchodilators
Yes, Aprovent/ Aprovent bromide is a short-acting anticholinergic bronchodilator
Yes, Aprovent is safely used in infants. . Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use
No, Aprovent is a bronchodilator for the maintenance treatment of bronchospasm. It is not indicated for the initial treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm where rescue therapy is required
Yes, Aprovent bromide can be used alone as a maintenance therapy in the treatment of bronchospasm, asthma and other associated conditions
Yes, Aprovent bromide formulations have an expiry date. Please Read the details on the package for the correct expiry date.
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