Compare Atrovent vs. Theophylline

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Controls COPD.

First choice inhaler for controlling mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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Upsides
  • The nebulizer is available in generic.
  • Available in combination with albuterol in case Atrovent (ipratropium) by itself is not enough to control your symptoms.
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Downsides
  • Effects don't last long so it needs to be used multiple times a day.
  • Doesn't work fast enough to be used as a rescue inhaler for COPD attacks.
  • The inhaler is only available in brand name.
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Used for
  • Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Exercise-induced asthma; Prophylaxis Nocturnal asthma
  • Apnea in the newborn; Adjunct Nocturnal asthma
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Nebulizer solution
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
Price
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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Bronchitis
    10%
  • COPD attack
    8%
  • Shortness of breath
    8%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Influenza like symptoms
    4%
  • Dry mouth
    4%
  • Nausea
    4%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Back pain
    2%
  • Urinary tract infection
    2%
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The Theo-24 (Theophylline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Not a rescue inhaler
  • Serious allergic reaction
  • COPD attack
  • Urination problems
    • Benign prostate hyperplasia
    • Urinary neck obstruction
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