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Xopenex And Atrovent
Yes: Yes it can. Both are bronchodilators, meaning they open up your airways so are often used for asthma or COPD. They work in different pathways though, which is why sometimes the physician will prescribe both. For instance, studies show that giving atrovent (ipratropium) and albuterol in the first 24 hours of an acute asthma attack in kids while in the ER speeds up recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Atrovent (ipratropium): Dose-related increase heart rate, not bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
You have not said: Whether your SVT was treated or not. If you had an EP and RFA for the SVT then there is no concern that it will recur. If not, then there is the potential that the inhaler could trigger an episode. You should discuss this with your health care providers who have all of your medical history and current condition available to advise you. ...Read more
Nasal antihistamine: You probably need a nasal antihistamine, it will dry it up, if not, a combination nasal steroid and antihistamine should also help. Oral antihistamine will not do much for you, at 81 I suspect you have vasomotor rhinitis rather than allergic rhinitis. Best to see an allergist. ...Read more
Multi drug therapy: YesGet a more detailed answer ›
When using Atrovent (ipratropium) (Duoneb) for an 8yo trach BPDer, can it be used 4hr scheduled? For how long?
No problem: But may be no desired effect,Get a more detailed answer ›
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 (ipratropium) work by relaxing muscles in the airway making breathing easier, and to a lesser extent, atrovent (ipratropium) decreases mucus production. Typically, in non-urgent use is 4h. Albuterol is used in emegent situations more frequently guided by md. ...Read more
What can I give a 21 month old with croup. I have aspelone and celestamine and pulmicort and atrovent at home.
Several options, but: This is a forum for general information, not specific medical care or advice. A person with 4 corticosteroid drugs at home should call his doctor, because normal healthy kids would not have these drugs at home. Mild croup can be treated with cool moist air and a happy home (avoid crying). Bad croup is treated by an ambulance ride to the ER, oxygen, vaporized epinephrine plus a steroid injection. ...Read more
After I use my Qnasl and atrovent my nose tends to get more mucosy and begins to drip. I rinse my sinuses before. How can I prevent this?
Hold them for now: It may be due to nasal irritation, which can be a side effect of either medicine. You can re-introduce them one at a time, review the usage techinique, pointing backwards towards your ears away from the nasal seprum, and see if that's still causing the problem, if it is, see your doctor for re-evaluation ...Read more
Is Atrovent nebulizer & Zpack OK to take being I have MG? I got the crud!! Why can't I cough or cough this out? Only cough w yellow in morning! Why?
Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume. Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and honey,
Hot steam showers, Cold-Eze Lozenges, Tylenol 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM 1-2 tsp. Every 4-6 hrs. As needed. ...Read more
I have glaucoma & asthma I'm concerned qvar & atrovent (ipratropium) 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
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. ...Read more
I take Atrovent-two puffs as needed. Even though it does help long-term, I feel chest tightness sometimes after use. No pain or wheezing. Reasons?
A virtual inbox consultation is available to further detail management. From your description, if you have asthma, Albuterol inhaler can be used for chest tightness, and I would recommend pulmonary function testing with and without a bronchodilator.
In addition, an allergy evaluation is suggested. ...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