Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) prescription available online

If you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Atrovent can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Atrovent today from a board-certified doctor online.*

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Relaxes airway muscles for improved breathing

Available as an inhalation solution, metered-dose inhaler, or nasal spray

Treats bronchospasm in COPD effectively

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About Atrovent 

Atrovent is considered a bronchodilator, which relaxes muscles in the airways and increases airflow to the lungs.

Atrovent treats bronchospasm, or narrowing airways in the lungs, in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Atrovent is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation under different brand names, including ipratropium bromide.

Atrovent may be prescribed as an inhalation solution, metered-dose inhaler, or nasal spray. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Atrovent, be sure to complete the full course of the bronchodilator unless your healthcare professional specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the bronchodilator may not fully treat your COPD.

Atrovent uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for Atrovent, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online healthcare professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your healthcare provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    The Atrovent HFA inhaler is FDA-approved as a bronchodilator to treat bronchospasm associated with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Atrovent is not a quick-relief medication, but it may be used together as a maintenance treatment with quick-relief medications to relieve symptoms of wheezing or sudden shortness of breath.

Atrovent side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Atrovent are typically mild. Most Atrovent side effects are associated with dry mouth. Atrovent has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Dry mouth

    • Bitter taste

    • Headache or dizziness

    • Cold symptoms, such as stuffy nose or sore throat

    • Nausea or upset stomach

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Allergic reactions

    • Trouble breathing

    • Little or no urination

    • Blurred vision or eye pain

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. Atrovent may be prescribed to children over the age of 12 at a reduced dose.

How to take Atrovent

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Atrovent prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Atrovent can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. The usual starting dose of Atrovent metered-dose inhaler is two inhalations four times a day.

Avoid using more than 12 Atrovent HFA inhaler doses in a 24-hour period. If you're using Atrovent with a nebulizer, space your doses 6–8 hours apart.

What to avoid while taking Atrovent

Atrovent has 101 drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Possible drug interactions with Atrovent include:

  • Medications used to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses

  • Cold or allergy medicine, including Benadryl

  • Medicine used to treat Parkinson's disease

  • Other bronchodilator medications

  • Medications used to treat stomach problems, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Talk to your doctor before drinking alcohol or smoking while using Atrovent.

Medication alternatives to Atrovent

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment, they may suggest another inhaler or COPD medication in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Atrovent prescription FAQs

  • How much does Atrovent cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, the Atrovent HFA inhaler costs around $478 for a supply of 12.9 grams without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as ipratropium bromide, offer an affordable alternative.

  • How can I refill my Atrovent prescription?

    To refill your Atrovent HFA inhaler prescription, book a virtual appointment with a board-certified PlushCare doctor. After reviewing your symptoms, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take Atrovent?

    To make sure Atrovent is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

    • Narrow-angle glaucoma

    • Enlarged prostate

    • Bladder obstruction or other urination problems

    • Allergic reaction to ipratropium or atropine

  • What are two adverse effects of Atrovent?

    Some common adverse effects of Atrovent include dry mouth and nausea.

  • How many times a day can you use Atrovent?

    Atrovent is typically used 3–4 times a day, with doses taken 6–8 hours apart. Always take ipratropium inhalation aerosol as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Does Atrovent increase blood pressure?

    Yes, Atrovent may raise your blood pressure. Your healthcare provider will check your blood pressure regularly to make sure Atrovent HFA is safe for you.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Atrovent?

    If you miss a dose of Atrovent, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Atrovent?

    If you've taken too much Atrovent, call your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical attention.

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