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ATROVENT HFA
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Drug Name:

ATROVENT HFA Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ipratropium bromide 17micrograms/inh; metered dose inhaler; CFC-free.

Company:
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ATROVENT HFA:

Bronchospasm associated with chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Adult:

2 inh 4 times daily; max 12 inh/day.

Children:

Not established.

Contraindications:

Allergy to atropine or its derivatives.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not for primary treatment of acute attack. Avoid eyes. Narrow-angle glaucoma. GU obstruction. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Caution with other anticholinergics.

See Also:

Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation Solution

Pharmacological Class:

Anticholinergic.

Adverse Reactions:

Bronchitis, COPD exacerbation, dyspnea, headache, anticholinergic effects; paradoxical bronchospasm, hypersensitivity reactions.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Atrovent.

Generic Availability:

HFA (NO); soln (YES)

How Supplied:

Inhaler—12.9g (200 inh); inhalation soln—contact supplier

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