Ipratropium
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Ipratropium?

(i pra TROE pee um)

• This medicine is used to open the airways in lung diseases where spasm may cause breathing problems.

• This medicine is used to treat nasal congestion.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine is not for the treatment of acute episodes of shortness of breath.

• If you have glaucoma, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are a male with problems urinating, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have myasthenia gravis, talk with healthcare provider.

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Nasal irritation.

• Cough.

• Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing...

 
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