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Atrovent Medication- Uses & Side Effects

Atrovent inhalation aerosol and solution are prescribed for long-term treatment of bronchial spasms that are associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Atrovent nasal spray use to treat runny nose. The 0.03% spray is used for year-round runny nose due to allergies and other causes.

Atrovent Dosage

  • If you are using aerosol or solution, then the usual starting dose is 2 inhalations, 4 times per day.
  • If you are using nasal spray 0.03%, then the usual starting dose is 2 sprays in each nostril 2 or 3 times a day.

Uses of Atrovent

  • Atrovent is used to prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing airways in the lungs, in people with bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Atrovent

Before taken Atrovent medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Atrovent. Side effects may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Breathlessness
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Irritation from aerosol
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Stomach and intestinal upset
  • Wheezing

Warnings and precautions before taking Atrovent:

  • If you develop eye pain, blurred vision, very dry nose, or nosebleeds after using the nasal spray, then you should tell your doctor.
  • You should be keep Atrovent away from your eyes. Because it may cause blurred vision, visual halos and colors, red eyes, pain, or even narrow-angle glaucoma.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Atrovent with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. When using the aerosol or solution, do not take other inhaled medications unless your doctor approves. Check with your doctor before combining Atrovent with spasm-quelling medications such as Donnatal and Levsin.


There is no information on specific symptoms of Atrovent overdose. But after taken Atrovent if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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