Medication Information Leaflet
Ipratropium is used to help relieve symptoms in asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma and COPD affect the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe as the disease gets worse. Ipratropium helps to keep the airways open, making it easier for one to breathe.
Use your Ipratropium metered dose inhaler or inhalation solution as directed by your doctor.
Please refer to the Ipratropium inhaler’s patient information leaflet to learn how to use the inhaler.
For the use of Ipratropium inhalation solution, please seek advice from your nurse or healthcare professional.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
You have any of the following medication conditions:
Cystic fibrosis (a type of illness in which thick mucus builds up in the lungs and digestive system)
Glaucoma (a type of eye condition where the pressure in the eye is increased)
Myasthenia gravis (a type of illness linked to muscle weakness)
These symptoms may happen but should get better over time. Check with your doctor if any of these symptoms are serious or do not go away.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Difficulty in breathing
Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Cover the mouthpiece when the device is not being used.
Ipratropium inhalation solution comes in single-use vials. Use immediately after opening and discard any remaining unused solution.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children. For the Ipratropium inhaler, keep the cap on when not in use.
This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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