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Doctor insights on: Is Ipratropium Bromide Safe For Women Who Are Pregnant Or Breastfeeding

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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.

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Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium): Pregnancy class c so the benefits have to outweigh the risks. Speaking with your ob/gyn and lung specialist would be the best way to determine if this is the safest medication for you.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What's the difference between ventolin and atrovent (ipratropium)? Which is safer during pregnancy at 16 weeks? Thanks!

What's the difference between ventolin and atrovent (ipratropium)? Which is safer during pregnancy at 16 weeks? Thanks!

Different classes: ventolin is albuterol and is a beta 2 agonist bronchodilator while atrovent (ipratropium) is iprotropium and is an anti cholinergic bronchodilator. Both are generally safe during pregnancy but if you are using them more than a few doses a week you may need to be using a controller medicine to reduce your dependence on the bronchodilators.

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Is dipyridamole drug safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dipyridamole drug safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: There have been human and animal studies showing that Dipyridamole is safe in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. If you are on this medication, you should continue it until your doctor tells you to stop.

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Is carbidopa-levodopa safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbidopa-levodopa safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Discuss with your MD: Pregnancy cat. C. No teratogenic effects were observed in a study in mice receiving up to 20x the maximum recommended human dose but there are no adequate studies in pregnant women. In individual cases Levodopa crossed the human placental barrier, enters the fetus, and is metabolized. In a study of one nursing mother with pd, excretion of Levodopa in human breast milk was reported. Discuss with md.

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