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Atrovent

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20mcg
1 Inhaler (£18.99)

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What is Atrovent?

Atrovent is a preventative treatment for asthma in the form of an HFA (hydrofluoroalkane) inhaler that is also recommended for the treatment of COPD, also known as chronic bronchitis. It works with the active ingredient ipratropium bromide, which is known as an antimuscarinic bronchodilator, meaning that it is particularly effective at preventing constriction in the airways, which is common in people with respiratory conditions and makes them more prone to breathing difficulties. Atrovent works directly in the lungs, but should never be taken to relieve symptoms in the event of an attack.

What is an HFA (hydrofluoroalkane) inhaler?

Since the government placed a restriction on CFC gases, most inhalers are now HFA-propelled. Therefore we only provide Atrovent CFC free inhalers which most users have found beneficial as the spray is lighter and thus causes less chances of a sore throat etc. For more information about the differences between CFC and HFA inhalers you can read more about it at WebMD.

How does Atrovent inhaler work?

Atrovent contains ipratropium and works in the lungs, where it prevents receptors, known as muscarinic receptors, from reacting and causing constriction and narrowing in the airways. Muscarinic receptors react to a chemical known as acetylcholine and cause constriction of the airways. Atrovent prevents this reaction from occurring.

What are the benefits of Atrovent?

Atrovent inhaler is able to prevent airways from constricting as a result of asthma or other respiratory conditions by providing treatment directly where it is needed. It is easy to use on a daily basis and doesn't take long to administer.

Inhaling the active ingredient also makes it much less likely to cause side effects, as the amount that is actually absorbed into the blood stream via the lungs is much lower than is the case with oral treatments. Atrovent is also compatible with spacers, should you find it difficult to use the inhaler on its own.

What if I suffer from COPD?

Atrovent can also be used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Your HFA Atrovent inhaler contains the active ingredient ipratropium, which relaxes the muscles of the airways, reducing the narrowing of the airways, known as bronchospasm, and increasing air flow into the lungs.

Whilst (COPD) is a progressive airways disease that usually gets worse with time, regular use of your Atrovent inhaler relieves symptoms of reversible bronchospasm.

How do I use an Atrovent Inhaler?

One or two puffs of Atrovent CFC-free inhaler three to four times a day should be sufficient to manage asthma in adults, however a doctor may start you off on a higher dose. Always use Atrovent exactly as your doctor has instructed, and if you don't notice an improvement, it's best to mention this to your doctor. Below are some additional notes to consider when using an Atrovent inhaler:

  • Take the cap off the inhaler mouthpiece and hold the it upright. Shake it vigorously up and down.
  • Remove the mouth piece
  • Breathe out normally as far as you comfortably can
  • Hold the mouthpiece between your lips.
  • At the same time as you first start to breathe in, press the top with your finger to spray the medicine.
  • Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for up to 10 seconds and breathe out slowly.
  • If you need more than one dose, start again from step 3.
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Atrovent is a puffer inhaler, which means that you push down on a canister containing the active ingredient as you breathe in. If this is difficult for you to do, you should speak to your doctor about using a spacer.

If you are using your inhaler for the first time or if you haven't used it in three days, it is advisable to squeeze two puffs before placing the mouthpiece in your mouth and inhaling.

To ensure that it keeps on working effectively, we recommend that it be cleaned once a week. This should be done by removing the canister, and washing the inhaler casing separately with warm soapy water.

What dosages are available for Atrovent?

The only available Atrovent dosage is 20 mcg (micrograms), which works out at 200 measured doses. This quantity has been specifically set as it is highly effective whilst retaining a lower chance of side effects.

Are there any side effects when using Atrovent?

Side effects from inhaled treatments are rare, but they can affect people who are sensitive to the active ingredients in the treatment. The most common side effects include headaches, diarrhoea, dry mouth, and upset stomach or throat irritation.

Common side effects:
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation or Diarrhoea
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
Rare side effects:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Painful urination
  • Vision changes
  • Eye swelling

Although these rarely occur, if you do experience anything more serious, such as an allergic reaction or any other worrying symptoms, you should seek medical assistance straight away.

What are the precautions/interactions with Atrovent?

Atrovent is safe for most people with asthma or COPD to use, although it may not be suitable for everyone with these conditions, this includes:

  • People who are allergic to Atrovent and any of its ingredients
  • Women that are pregnant or breastfeeding

Make sure you tell your doctors if you suffer from prostate problems, have issues passing urine, have cystic fibrosis or if you have glaucoma or if you are using any other treatments, especially those that regulate breathing.

If you require any further information about Atrovent's side effects, interactions and precautions then please refer to our patient leaflet.

How do I buy Atrovent inhalers online safely?

Atrovent CFC Free inhalers can be ordered safely online from HealthExpress. Simply start the ordering process by completing one of our completely confidential online consultation forms. Our doctor will first check this form and if you qualify for a prescription, you'll be notified to complete your order. As soon as this has been completed, your prescription will be passed to our pharmacy. The pharmacy will then dispense your medication and ship it directly to you.

Atrovent info
Product nameAtrovent
Active ingredient(s)Ipratropium
ManufacturerBoehringer Ingelheim
Lowest price£18.99
Trustpilot rating4.9/5
Trustpilot reviews24
AvailabilityIn stock
DescriptionAtrovent is a preventative asthma treatment used to reduce the risk of asthma symptoms occurring
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
AdministrationOral
PresentationInhalers
Available dosage(s)20mcg
ApplicationMen and women over 18 with asthma
UsageUse on a daily basis to prevent asthma symptoms
Drug classAnticholinergics, short-acting
Alcohol consumptionNo influence
Breastfeeding/pregnancyCaution is recommended, ask your doctor

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

Atrovent FAQs

What is Atrovent HFA used for?

Atrovent HFA is a CFC-free inhaler used to treat asthma and COPD. It relaxes the muscles in the airways to improve breathing.

Is Atrovent a rescue inhaler?

No, Atrovent is not a rescue (reliever) ihaler and will not provider quick relief in an emergency.

Is Atrovent short or long-acting?

Atrovent is a short-acting anticholinergic medication. It works in about 30-60 minutes.

Is Atrovent a steroid?

No, Atrovent is not a steroid.

Is Atrovent a beta 2 agonist?

No, Atrovent targets the muscarinic receptors whilst beta 2 agonists target the beta 2 receptors.

Can you buy Atrovent nasal spray over the counter?

No, Atrovent is only available on prescription. You can get a prescription for Atrovent from your GP, asthma specialist or from an accredited online healthcare provider like HealthExpress.

How many times a day can you use Atrovent?

Adults can take up to one to two puffs three times a day. Do not exceed this dose.

How long can you take ipratropium bromide (Atrovent)?

Ipratropium bromide (Atrovent) can be used long-term. You should not discontinue treatment without the advice and supervision of your doctor.

How long does Atrovent take to work?

Atrovent typically begins working within 15-30 minutes. However, some people may not notice the effects for up to an hour. The full effects of Atrovent can last up to six hours.

Can I use Symbicort and Atrovent together?

Whilst they can be used together, you should not take them together unless you have been advised to by your doctor or asthma nurse.

What is the difference between Atrovent and Spiriva?

Atrovent and Spiriva fall under the same category of asthma treatments called antcholinergics. However, they both contain different active ingredients. Atrovent contains ipratropium whilst Spiriva contains tiotropium.

Can you take Atrovent and Spiriva together?

No, taking Atrovent and Spiriva together can increase your risk of adverse effects.

Can Atrovent cause tachycardia?

Yes, a rare side effect of Atrovent and other asthma inhalers is an increased heartbeat (tachycardia) and other kinds of irregular heartbeat (arrythmia). If you start to feel dizzy, have shortness of breath or notice any sudden changes in your heart rate, then you should consult your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Is Atrovent nasal spray an antihistamine?

No, Atrovent is not an antihistamine.

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Atrovent reviews
Pack of Atrovent Inhaler CFC-Free 20 micrograms/actuation pressurised inhalation solution Excellent 4.9 24 patients have reviewed Atrovent on Trustpilot
01 Nov

Helps me with my asthma.

AMH
01 Oct

Does what it’s supposed to do, open ups the airways

Mike
18 Feb

Exactly what I ordered

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