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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Best meds to treat allergy to Alternaria Tenuis? Atrovent (ipratropium)? Flonase? Zyrtec?

Best meds to treat allergy to Alternaria Tenuis? Atrovent (ipratropium)? Flonase? Zyrtec?

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

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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?

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?

Ventolin better: If you just have asthma then Ventolin is better. Many adults at your age may have asthma and some some COPD in which case Atrovent (ipratropium) may be a good alternative to try. ...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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Which one of these drugs can not be treated for asthma, ipratropium, zafirlukast.?

Which one of these drugs can not be treated for asthma, ipratropium, zafirlukast.?

Both can...: Both of these meds can be used in asthma therapy, the ipatropium was initially prescribed for COPD patients but many asthmatics have found it to be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of atrovent (ipratropium)?

What are the side effects of atrovent (ipratropium)?

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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Would like coupon for atrovent (ipratropium) due to cost $40.00 co-pay @ cvs.

Would like coupon for atrovent (ipratropium) due to cost $40.00 co-pay @ cvs.

Ok: That's not something we can help you with here. Try looking on the atrovent (ipratropium) website. Maybe one is available. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel my atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler is less effective, are stronger ones available?

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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Is mucomyst ok with atrovent (ipratropium)?

Maybe: Mucomyst is an inhalational agent that serves to help break up mucous. Atrovent is an oral or nasal spray that serves to dry up secretions. It should not be combined for pulmonary use, but is helpful to reduce nasal secretions that may worsen pulmonary problems. ...Read more

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Why is Combivent better than atrovent (ipratropium)?

Not necessarily: Better. Atrovent is in combivent. Also, albuterol is in combivent. Albuterol works well for some folks, and combivent works well for others. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is combivent (albuterol and ipratropium)?

What is combivent (albuterol and ipratropium)?

See below: It is a combo of 2 meds - they are both short acting bronchodilators ...Read more

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Anyone used atrovent (ipratropium) for snotting nose?

Anyone used atrovent (ipratropium) 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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Can atrovent (ipratropium) cause an increase in bp?

Can atrovent (ipratropium) cause an increase in bp?

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

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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 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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What is the difference between atrovent, (ipratropium) proair?

Types: Atrovent (ipratropium) = anticholinergic inhaler that causes drying of secretions and increases airway diameter (bronchodilator)

proair= beta agonist inhaler that increases airway diameter (bronchodilator); may increase heart rate and cause gitteriness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between atrovent (ipratropium) and proair?

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

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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

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Which is better as regards glaucoma & prostrate enlargement in elderly - ipratropium or tiotropium?

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

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What is ipratropium. 03 nasal spray typically and atypically prescribed for?

What is ipratropium. 03 nasal spray typically and atypically prescribed for?

For cold: It is mainly used to reduce runny nose and can be quite helpful when one has a cold. It is also used for any type of runny nose whether due to allergies or not. I usually use the 006% concentration on all adult patients. ...Read more

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I know albuterol and ipratropium do the same thing, why did I get prescribed both?

Different mechanism: Albuterol and ipratroprium work by different mechanisms in the body to essentially achieve the same result. Some people respond better to one or the other, but they are often used together as a combination drug to better manage the symptoms of asthma. ...Read more

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My son got prescribed albuterol and ipratropium for every 6hrs but don't they both do the same thing?

Not really: They are different medications that work as a team to help keep the small airways open. Sometimes the albuterol will work okay alone, as the main bronchodilator. However, the other med helps block contraction of smooth muscle spasm from a different pathway. ...Read more

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When using Atrovent (ipratropium) (Duoneb) for an 8yo trach BPDer, can it be used 4hr scheduled? For how long?

When using Atrovent (ipratropium) (Duoneb) for an 8yo trach BPDer, can it be used 4hr scheduled? For how long?

Atrovent (ipratropium): Is typically dosed every 8 hours, while plain albuterol can be administered every 4 hours (or more often if symptoms are severe). ...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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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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Ipratropium (Definition)

Ipratropium is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


Ipratropium Allergy (Definition)

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