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- IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 20mcg
How do I take/use this medicine?
Use Ipratropium exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Ipratropium is available as different types of devices, such as an inhaler or aerohaler. Ipratropium is also available as a nebulising solution. The nebulising solution is to be used with a machine known as a nebuliser.
Make sure you know how to use the specific device or machine which you have been given. If you have problems or do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Ipratropium must be used exactly as directed for it to work well. Continue using Ipratropium even when you feel better. Do not stop using it unless instructed by your doctor. Your condition may worsen if Ipratropium is stopped suddenly.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from glaucoma, prostate enlargement, bladder problems, chronic constipation, cystic fibrosis or myasthenia gravis.
Alert your doctor if your chest tightness seems worse or if this medicine does not seem to give as much relief as before.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are using a nebuliser mask, make sure that it fits well on your face. Do not allow the nebulising solution or mist to enter your eyes.
If you are using a mouthpiece, make sure that it fits well in your mouth. Do not allow the solution or mist to enter your eyes.
If the solution or mist enters your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water immediately. See a doctor quickly if there is pain, discomfort, blurred or abnormal vision after the solution or mist enters your eyes.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use Ipratropium to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness. Use your fast-acting bronchodilator prescribed by your doctor to relieve such attacks.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Ipratropium is used to treat asthma and other chest illnesses.
Ipratropium is known as a "bronchodilator", which literally means "open airways". It helps to treat your asthma or chest illnesses by relaxing the airways in your lungs.
Ipratropium relieves chest tightness, wheezing and cough so that you can breathe more easily.
What side effects could I experience?
Ipratropium may cause headache, difficulty urinating, tiredness, difficulty sleeping, changes in bowel habits, dry mouth, sore throat, cough and a hoarse voice.
Ipratropium may cause dizziness, but this is not common. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Other uncommon side effects include a fast and irregular heart beat, and nausea.
Let your doctor know if any of these side effects get worse or do not go away.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, such as these listed here:
- other asthma medicines
- potassium chloride
- pramlintide (a diabetes medicine)
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.