Atrovent

(ipratropium)

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Controls COPD.

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

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    $45.19
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    $24.63
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Quick facts about Atrovent
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ipratropium)

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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How it works

Atrovent (ipratropium) is an anticholinergic that relaxes the airways to make it easier to breathe.

Quick facts about Atrovent
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ipratropium)

Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
  • Nebulizer solution
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What to expect when you take Atrovent (ipratropium) for COPD

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dry mouth
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infection
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Side effect rates for Atrovent (ipratropium)

From 371 clinical trials of Atrovent when taken for copd
  • Bronchitis
    10%10%
    6%6%
  • COPD attack
    8%8%
    13%13%
  • Shortness of breath
    8%8%
    4%4%
  • Headache
    6%6%
    8%8%
  • Influenza like symptoms
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Dry mouth
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Nausea
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Dizziness
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Back pain
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Urinary tract infection
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Atrovent.

Atrovent (ipratropium)
Placebo

People taking Atrovent felt side effect more

People taking Atrovent felt side effect less

No difference

Risks and Warnings for Atrovent (ipratropium)

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  • Atrovent (ipratropium) is a controller inhaler that stabilizes your COPD over time. It will not help if you have sudden difficulty breathing. Make sure to always have your rescue inhaler with you.

Pharmacist Q&A

Atrovent (ipratropium) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats bronchospasm caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats bronchospasm caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).