Atrovent inhaler contains a medicine called ipratropium bromide. It is used to make breathing easier for people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Atrovent inhaler?
Atrovent inhaler contains a medicine called ipratropium bromide. This belongs to a group of medicines called antimuscarinic bronchodilators. The medication is used to make breathing easier for people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), often referred to as chronic bronchitis. You may have difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, wheezing, or tightness in your chest. Atrovent inhaler works by opening up your airways. You can buy an Atrovent inhaler online.
How do you use an Atrovent inhaler?
Always use an Atrovent inhaler exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure, you can also refer to the Atrovent inhaler patient information leaflet that will come in the box when you buy an Atrovent inhaler.
Adults should use one or two puffs to be inhaled three or four times daily. Sometimes up to four puffs at a time may be taken.
See your doctor straight away if you feel that your Atrovent inhaler is not working as well as usual, or you need to use the Atrovent inhaler more than your doctor has recommended.
To make sure that your inhaler is working, test fire it twice into the air before using it for the first time and whenever your Atrovent inhaler has not been used for 3 days or more.
To use the Atrovent inhaler you should:
Remove the cap from the mouthpiece.
Hold the inhaler as shown in the picture (with the arrow on the label pointing upwards) and breathe out gently.
Then straight away, put the mouthpiece in your mouth and start to breathe in slowly and deeply through your mouth.
Press the top of the inhaler firmly. This will release one puff of your medicine. Keep breathing in.
If possible hold your breath for 10 seconds. Then breathe out slowly.
Wait 1 minute between each puff if taking multiple puffs.
Interactions of Atrovent inhaler with alcohol and food?
There are no reported interactions between Atrovent inhalers and alcohol/food. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist before you buy an Atrovent inhaler.
Any interactions between Atrovent inhaler and other drugs?
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including any inhalers and medicines obtained without a prescription before you buy an Atrovent inhaler.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking/ have taken any of the following medicines:
Other anticholinergic medicines including those for COPD (e.g. tiotropium), irritable bowel syndrome (e.g. mebeverine), urinary incontinence (e.g. oxybutynin, solifenacin) or cough (e.g. dextromethorphan)
Other inhalers to help you to breathe more easily such as the reliever inhaler salbutamol
Medicines called xanthines to help your breathing such as theophylline and aminophylline
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you buy an Atrovent inhaler.
Is there any reason I would not be able to buy an Atrovent inhaler?
Do not use an Atrovent inhaler if you are allergic. Consult your GP or pharmacist before you buy an Atrovent inhaler if:
You have glaucoma or have been told that you may develop it
You have problems passing water (urine)
You are a man who has prostate problems
You have cystic fibrosis
What's the difference between an Atrovent inhaler and other inhalers?
Atrovent inhalers contain a medicine called ipratropium bromide, other inhalers such as Salamol Salbutamol and Ventolin inhalers contain Salbutamol as their active ingredient. Your GP or pharmacist will let you know which inhaler is the right one for you. You can buy an Atrovent inhaler and other types of inhalers online from e-Surgery.
Can I buy Atrovent inhalers online?
Yes, you can legally buy Atrovent inhalers online from registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Always make sure you check for the green GPhC and MHRA logo anytime you buy Atrovent inhalers online or other medicines.
You can use the GPhC website to check if a pharmacy is registered. This ensures that when you buy Atrovent inhalers online they are genuine.
How should I store my Atrovent inhaler?
Do not use your Atrovent inhaler after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the canister label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Atrovent inhalers should not be stored above 25C. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat. Protect from frost.
The canister contains a pressurised liquid. Do not expose to temperatures higher than 50C. Do not try to open, puncture or burn the canister even when apparently empty.
How should I clean my Atrovent inhaler?
It is important to clean your Atrovent inhaler regularly after you buy an Atrovent inhaler. Otherwise, it may not work properly.
Remove the canister and cap.
Wash and clean the white mouthpiece in warm soapy water.
Rinse in warm water and allow to air-dry without using any heating system.
Make sure the small hole in the mouthpiece is washed through thoroughly.
Once the white mouthpiece is dry, replace the canister and the cap.
Where can I find more information about Atrovent inhalers?