Atrovent

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Atrovent
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Atrovent Ipratropium Anticholinergic parasympatholytic Paramedic drug study
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  1. Atrovent

    Names / Class
    Ipratropium

    Anticholinergic / Parasympatholytic
  2. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Mechanism of Action
    • Blocks acetylcholine receptors¬† thus inhibiting parasympathetic¬† stimulation:
    • Bronchodilation
    • Dries respiratory tract secretions
  3. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effect
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • Varies
    • 1.5 - 2 hours
    • 4 - 6 hours
    • 1.5 - 2 hours
  4. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Indications
    • Bronchial Asthma
    • Reversible bronchospasm assoc with COPD & Emphysema
  5. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Contraindications
    • Known hypersensitivity to the medication.
    • Not for use as primary acute tx of bronchospasm for which rapid response is needed.
  6. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Precautions
    Monitor vital signs
  7. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Side Effects
    • Palpitations
    • Dizziness
    • Anxiety
    • HA
    • Nervousness
    • Rash
  8. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Adult Dose
    500 mcg/dose (typically with a B-agonist) in a small volume neb.

    Also available in a MDI
  9. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Pedi Dose
    350 - 500 mcg/dose - small volume neb
  10. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Max Dose
    Unknown (500 mcg?)
  11. Atrovent / Ipratropium

    Routes / How Supplied
    Inhaled

    Unknown

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