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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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I have discomfort in taking atrovent - what are the side effects?

Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Pulmonology
22 years in practice
1M people helped
I have discomfort in taking atrovent - what are the side effects?

Varied: Side effects include blurred vision, urinary retention, worsening of glaucoma and dry mouth. Most patients tolerate it very well however. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Can atrovent cause an increase in bp?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
Can atrovent cause an increase in bp?

Atrovent: Dose-related increase heart rate, not bp.

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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
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My 5 yr old has croup she gets is it 4/5 times per yr. She's been prescribed atrovent and cetirizine hydrochloride. Don't seem to work! please advise!

Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Board Certified, Pediatrics
33 years in practice
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My 5 yr old has croup she gets is it 4/5 times per yr. She's been prescribed atrovent and cetirizine hydrochloride. Don't seem to work! please advise!

May not be croup: Croup would be somewhat unusual at this age (usually up to 3 years old). I wonder if there is some other airway problem. Croup is caused by a virus so there is no medication to prevent it. I would recommend seeing an ENT doctor to find out if there is something else causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Darin Brannan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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With trached child with history of tracheomalacia collapse with albuterol use, how often would it be safe to use albuterol/atrovent combi? How will I know?

Dr. Darin Brannan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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With trached child with history of tracheomalacia collapse with albuterol use, how often would it be safe to use albuterol/atrovent combi? How will I know?

Albuterol use: Usually prematurity/prolonged need for ventilator and/or oxygen cause chronic lung disease. So it is not unusual that a bronchodilator would be used. Albuterol/atrovent work by relaxing muscles in the airway making breathing easier, and to a lesser extent, atrovent decreases mucus production. Typically, in non-urgent use is 4h. Albuterol is used in emegent situations more frequently guided by md. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanford Archer
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
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Anyone used atrovent for snotting nose?

Dr. Sanford Archer
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
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Anyone used atrovent for snotting nose?

Yes: Atrovent nasal is prescribed for the treatment of non-allergic (vasomotor) rhinitis. If someone suffers from non-allergic rhinits, this nasal spray can be very effective and reduce mucus production (snotty nose). ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
48 years in practice
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What to do if i feel my atrovent inhaler is less effective, are stronger ones available?

Dr. Tracy Sinha
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
48 years in practice
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In medicine: Study was long ago one inhaler helps you and no helps to some one else go to lung speciaklist can dopre and post breathing test there might be some other factors now. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What are the side effects of atrovent?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What are the side effects of atrovent?

Fortunately few: Some common sideffects: bronchitis, shortness of breath, cough, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headaches, gastrointestinal distress. Like all medication, use smallest effective dose for shortest time possible. If you experience any significant problem, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Pablo Arango
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
19 years in practice
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What are the long-term effects of atrovent nasal spray ? I have used for 10 yrs. This past yr, I have experienced reduced urine flow. Is it related?

Dr. Pablo Arango
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
19 years in practice
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Possible: Atrovent (ipratroprium) has been available for quite a long while. It has a low side effect profile. Although i can't say for sure it very unlikely that after 10 years you will begin to have any secondary effects. Like any anti-cholinergic medicine it can cause urinary retention. This is much more common in men, especially if they have protate hyper trophy. There are other meds you can switch. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
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I have glaucoma & asthma i'm concerned qvar & atrovent will worsen / affect my glaucoma ? What other medications can I use for my asthma

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
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I have glaucoma & asthma i'm concerned qvar & atrovent will worsen / affect my glaucoma  ? What other medications can I use for my asthma

Speak to your eye dr: Anytime, you have a concern regarding your glaucoma drops and your inhalers, you can contact your eye doctor, and discuss this with him/her. Also, you can contact your pharmacist, who has the latest information, and software on how the meds interact, or not with one another. Then, you'll have the information you need to make an informed decision on using your meds/drops together. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Can atrovent cause an increase in bp?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped

Atrovent: Dose-related increase heart rate, not bp.

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