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Medicine For Ipratropium Allergy
Intolerance: Intolerance to the effects of ipratropium treatment ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Perhaps anti-fungals: Check out http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/887374-treatment, http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17097985 & http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02024.x/pdf for some ideas. Atrovent (ipratropium) is good for lung symptoms while Flonase for nose & Zyrtec for overall allergies. So treatment also depend upon your symptoms. Best to consult your Allergist & Infectious Disease expert. ...Read more
Have an allergy most of the time in Florida. Am otherwise healthy. Is HTN a very common side effect of ipratropium bromide nasal solution or not?
Dr gave me Atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler. I have used ventolin inhaler for twenty yrs for asthma during allergy season. Hospital stay was not asthma related Is ok?
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
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
Ok: That's not something we can help you with here. Try looking on the atrovent (ipratropium) website. Maybe one is available. ...Read more
Atrovent (ipratropium): Dose-related increase heart rate, not bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Different drugs: Proair is a beta agonist--that is a drug that helps open up the lungs atrovent (ipratropium) is another asthma drug that works via a different mechanism. ...Read more
Which is better as regards glaucoma & prostrate enlargement in elderly - ipratropium or tiotropium?
Good questions: Ipratropium is nebulizer treatment and it is short acting (does not last longer requiring more treatments). Tiotropium is a long acting inhaler and is once a day treatment. It should not be given if it is painful glaucoma or untreated one. These two drugs does not cause prostate enlargement however they can cause retention of urine if the prostate is enlarged. Side effect is very miminal for both. ...Read more
See below: It is a combo of 2 medications that act as short acting bronchodilators ...Read more
My son got prescribed albuterol and ipratropium for every 6hrs but don't they both do the same thing?
When using Atrovent (ipratropium) (Duoneb) for an 8yo trach BPDer, can it be used 4hr scheduled? For how long?
What do you suggest if my son got prescribed albuterol and ipratropium for every 6hrsbut they both do the same thing right?
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
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