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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!
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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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).