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What is the difference between ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate?

What is the difference between ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate?

ALBUTEROL/IPRATROPIU: They both cause bronchodilatation, and are often used as a combination(combivent, )used in COPD when there is bronchospasm
albuterol belongs to beta2agonist type and ipratropium blocks the affect of acytylcholine in airways and nasal passages. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


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What's the difference between ipratropium bromide and albuterol ?

What's the difference between ipratropium bromide and albuterol ?

Short acting: Both drugs are short acting bronchodilators; albuterol is called a sympathomimetic drug because it affects beta receptors that line airways and cause bronchodilation. Ipratroprium is called an anticholinergic and affects muscarinic receptors that line the airways causing decreased muscle tone/constriction. Both are used in copd, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. ...Read more

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I take albuterol, also ipratropium bromide, and budosemide, i mix the albuterol and ipratropium together.Is it ok to mix the budosemide w/albuterol?

I take albuterol, also ipratropium bromide, and budosemide, i mix the albuterol and ipratropium together.Is it ok to mix the budosemide w/albuterol?

No: I would not do it, just because you don't know how you're going to react to it. Although, there are commercial preparations of longer acting albuterol (salmeterol, formoterol), mixed in with a steroid (budesonide), there is no such formulation that would include short acting albuterol. ...Read more

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Will medicaid pay for albuterol & ipratropium bromide for copd.?

Will medicaid pay for albuterol & ipratropium bromide for copd.?

Albutrol and ipratro: Yes most of the state medicaid will cover it if ordered by a physician. ...Read more

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I use Albuterol & Ipratropium Bromide in my nebulizer and I used it this morning 1 1/2 later I started coughing awful. My inhaler stopped it. Reason?

I use Albuterol & Ipratropium Bromide in my nebulizer and I used it this morning 1 1/2 later I started coughing awful. My inhaler stopped it. Reason?

Cough is good: Though there is good data to suggest an inhaler used with spacer and optimal technique can be as effective as nebulized medication (in toddlers to seniors), I don't recall ever seeing it work better than a neb. Consider whether the neb "loosened up" mucus that accumulated through the night, making cough more effective; this commonly (and paradoxically) increases cough for an hour or so. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to use ipratropium bromide instead of albuteral sulfate?

Is it harmful to use ipratropium bromide instead of albuteral sulfate?

NO: While ipratropium is generally used for copd, and usually in combination with albuterol, albuterol is generally used in asthma. So no harm, but may not achieve the goal of therapy when used in itself in either condition.
Further since it is anticholinergic, excess usage will cause its own side effects. ...Read more

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My son has severe asthma. He's taking 2x seretide 6x atrovent (ipratropium) 6xs albuterol 1x singular with all this, he still gets breathless. Could he need oxygen?

My son has severe asthma. He's taking 2x seretide 6x atrovent (ipratropium) 6xs albuterol 1x singular with all this, he still gets breathless. Could he need oxygen?

Asthma and Oxygen: Not likely. He should see a qualified allergist/immunologist who can help treat your son. Oxygen does not have a role in the treatment of asthma chronically, only during an acute episode requiring hospitalization. Most asthmatics who get "breathless" are not getting the right set of medicines, are not inhaling them properly, or have an additional/other diagnosis. Seeing a specialist will help. ...Read more

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How do atrovent (ipratropium) & albuterol act differently in the lungs? My 5yo seems to do better when we add atrovent (ipratropium) nebs between her albuterol & pulmicort.

How do atrovent (ipratropium) & albuterol act differently in the lungs? My 5yo seems to do better when we add atrovent (ipratropium) nebs between her albuterol & pulmicort.

Mutually complement: Good morning, airway spasm in asthma results from net reduction in adrenergic (dilating) effect, or increase in bronchospastic (vagal) force. Albutrol promotes dilating force , while atrovent (ipratropium) blocks the constricting force - thus complementing the net beneficial effect on bronchial tubes. In asthma the symptoms are caused by decreased diameter of bronchial tubes. ...Read more

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Ipratropium bromide == what are side effects?

Ipratropium bromide == what are side effects?

Drying: Ipratroprium tends to be very well tolerated. You can get dry mouth on the drug and it can dilate the eyes if it gets near or in the eyes. Some patients with enlarged prostates and glaucoma must be careful with this type of drug (known as an anticholinergic). ...Read more

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Can Ipratropium Bromide cause a bronchitis like cough? Whenever I use my nebulizer I cough so hard and it will last for minutes.

Can Ipratropium Bromide cause a bronchitis like cough? Whenever I use my nebulizer I cough so hard and it will last for minutes.

TrySteamFromTeapot: Yes. Kind of like the first time you smoke, or if you take a hot toke. There's the medicine in there but also the propellants.They can irritate. So you have to decide if the benefits of using that medication outweigh the short-term discomfort. Also try to breathe in faster and deeper, then hold it for 10 seconds. That sometimes works.Gets past the upper cough reflex structures quickly. ...Read more

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Is ipratropium bromide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is ipratropium bromide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Most likely: Ipratropium bromide is the ingredient in atrovent, (ipratropium) an inhaler used for asthma and copd. It is fda category b, meaning there are no studies proving it dangerous to humans or animals. Of course, in pregnancy or nursing, like all drugs, use this only if and when it is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Can azelastine Hcl nasal solution be used at the same time as ipratropium bromide nasal solution?

Can azelastine Hcl nasal solution be used at the same time as ipratropium bromide nasal solution?

It depends: What are you treating? They each act in different ways, and sometimes both are used simultaneously. You may want to separate the usage of each one during the day, to ensure you don't end up with too much solution in your nose that simply drips away. Using them at separate times can ensure proper absorption into your nose. ...Read more

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I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?

Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read more

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Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more

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Can proventil and atrovent (ipratropium) used together?

Can proventil and atrovent (ipratropium) used together?

Absolutely: Proventil (albuterol) and atrovent (ipratropium bromide) are very commonly recommend to be used together for treatment of airway bronchospasm commonly seen in asthma or copd. I would caution that there are better, long-acting medications that provide better benefit if you are not well-controlled on proventil and atrovent alone. Otherwise they do indeed work very well together. ...Read more

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Can you take atrovent (ipratropium) and proventil at the same time?

Can you take atrovent (ipratropium) and proventil at the same time?

Yes: Both medications are used as bronchodilators to help with acute asthma symptoms. They can be taken separately, but are often combined during an acute exacerbation to relax airway smooth muscle. Each medication works on a different receptor to achieve the desired result. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more


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Proventil (Definition)

Proventil is an asthma beta receptor stimulator which is a kind of ...Read more