Atrovent

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Atrovent
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  1. Atrovent - Generic name:
    Atrovent
  2. Atrovent - Trade name:
    ipratropium bromide
  3. Atrovent - Class:
    Anticholinergic (parasymptholytic)
  4. Atrovent - Actions/pharmacodynamics:
    • 1) Bronchodilation
    • 2) Dries Respiratory tract secretions
  5. Atrovent - Indications:
    • 1) Bronchial asthma
    • 2) Bronchospasm associated with COPD
  6. Atrovent - Contraindications:
    • 1) History of drug hypersensitivity
    • 2) Should not be used as primary acute treatment of bronchospasm
  7. Atrovent - Precautions:
    Monitor vitals and ECG
  8. Atrovent - Side effects:
    • 1) Palpitations
    • 2) Dizziness
    • 3) Anxiety
    • 4) Headache
    • 5) Nervousness
  9. Atrovent - Adult dosage:
    500 mcg in nebulizer, usually with a beta-agonist, typically a "bullet" dose
  10. Atrovent - Route:
    Inhaled
  11. Atrovent - How supplied:
    Bullet: 0.02% (0.5 mg / 2.5 mL)
  12. Atrovent - Pediatric dosage:
    Safety in children has not been established

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