Ipratropium begins to act quickly after use, but it may take up to 2 hours to give maximum benefit.
The benefits of using ipratropium bromide during a confirmed or suspected pregnancy must be weighed against the possible hazards to the unborn child.
Ipratropium may be mixed with albuterol in the nebulizer if used within 1 hour of mixing.
Check with your physician for additional information about side effects. When eosinophilia is present, a response to topical corticosteroid therapy is usual. Never use more than 12 puffs of ipratropium inhalation aerosol in a 24-hour period. Twist off the top of one vial of ipratropium solution and squeeze all of the liquid into the nebulizer reservoir. Talk to your doctor about what you should do if you experience symptoms such as wheezing, difficulty breathing, or chest tightness.
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Clean your inhaler or nebulizer regularly.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Too much of this medicine can increase your risk of a seizure.
Antidepressants may cause dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, somnolence, weight gain, anorexia, or increased appetite.
Some people have even experienced suicidal thoughts when trying to quit smoking without medication.
Your doctor has weighed the risks of using this medicine against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
Do not use the device with a spacer or volume holding chamber.
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Per the manufaturer, avoid concomitant administration of ipratropium with other anticholinergic medications, such as antimucarinics. Drug Interaction Tool Check Potential Drug Interactions. It is important to get medical complete from your doctor on how to control your asthma during pregnancy, but in general, inhaled medicines can be taken as normal during pregnancy.