Ipratropium opens narrowed airways in the lungs. It helps to relieve asthma symptoms and breathing problems.
Inhale ipratropium as directed by your healthcare professional.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and inhale your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, inhale the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not inhale two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Eye pain, changes in vision
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Fast or irregular heartbeat
|Tell your doctor|
Dry mouth, hoarse voice, unpleasant taste, cough
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. May 2017
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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