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Atrovent

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE and ALBUTEROL SULFATE
(Atrovent)

CLASS
Anticholinergic (parasympatholytic) agent

DOSAGE
Small-volume nebulizer: 500 µg should be placed in small volume nebulizer (typically administered with a agonist).

Routes
Inhalation only.

Pediatric Dosage

ACTIONS
Causes bronchodilation, dries respiratory tract secretions.

INDICATIONS
Bronchial asthma, reversible bronchospasm associated with chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Patients with history of hypersensitivity to the drug, should not be used as primary agent in acute treatment of bronchospasm.

WARNINGS
Blood pressure, pulse, and EKG must be constantly monitored.

SIDE EFFECTS
Palpitations, dizziness, anxiety, tremors, headache, nervousness, dry mouth.

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