Ipratropium Bromide Inhalent/Atrovent
- anticholinergic bronchodilator;
- effect is mainly topical w/ little systemic absorbtion; for bronchospasm associatted with COPD;
- adult: 2-4puffs MDI qid; max inhalations = 12 in 24hrs;
- effect begins in 15min, peaks 1-2hrs, lasts 3-4hrs;
- precautions: not for initial treatment of acute bronchospasm
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 16, 2011 3:27 pm