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Get an Atrovent Prescription Online

These days, nobody wants to go to the doctor’s office just to get a prescription. Did you know that you can get an Atrovent prescription online? With online doctors like PlushCare, you can have a virtual appointment, then get prescriptions sent to your local pharmacy. 

What Is Atrovent?

Atrovent is the brand name for ipratropium bromide, which is a bronchodilator. That means it increases airflow to your lungs by relaxing the muscles in your airways. 

Doctors typically prescribe Atrovent for COPD. It is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used to treat an asthma attack. 

Side Effects of Atrovent

Side effects of Atrovent vary in severity, and may include:

  • Bitter taste
  • Dry mouth
  • Sinus pain
  • Stuffy nose
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness
  • Cough
  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Flu symptoms
  • Body aches
  • Allergic reaction: hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, throat, or tongue

Seek medical attention if you experience any of these severe side effects:

  • Little or no urination
  • Worsened breathing problems
  • Choking or wheezing
  • Tunnel vision, blurred vision, seeing halos around lights, or eye pain

Precautions of Atrovent

Don’t use Atrovent if you are allergic to ipratropium or atropine. Tell your doctor all the medications you take and your medical history, especially if you have ever had:

  • An enlarged prostate
  • Glaucoma
  • Bladder obstruction or other urinary problems 

Also, be sure to discuss the risks and benefits of Atrovent if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Atrovent Dosage

There are a few different varieties of Atrovent, that have different dosing instructions. Your size, or your health condition may also affect the dosage.

That said, the typical starting dosage is two inhalations four times a day. The total number of inhalations should not be more than 12 per 24 hours. 

How Fast Does Atrovent Work?

Atrovent starts to work in about 15 minutes and keeps your airways open for 2 to 4 hours.

It is not intended to be used as a rescue inhaler for asthma attacks. 

Is Atrovent Inhaler a Steroid?

No, Atrovent inhaler is not a steroid.

It belongs to a class of drugs called anticholinergics. Atrovent works by stopping acetylcholine (a natural bodily chemical that makes your airways tighten) from acting on muscle cells in the walls of your airways.

How Much Does Atrovent Cost?

While Atrovent is covered by Medicare and many insurance plans, the retail price is quite expensive.

According to GoodRx, the average retail price of Atrovent is $518.79. With coupons from GoodRx, you can get Atrovent for as little as $414.20 at Costco. 

With insurance you can expect to pay less than this for your Atrovent prescriptions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Atrovent

What Is Atrovent Inhaler for?

Atrovent inhaler is most commonly used to treat symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition that causes difficulty breathing. Atrovent helps open up the airways and makes it easier to breathe. 

Can You Take Atrovent for Asthma?

Atrovent is not FDA approved to treat asthma. Your doctor may prescribe it for off-label use, but other medications are usually better for treating asthma. 

Do I Need a Prescription for Atrovent?

Is Atrovent sold over the counter? No, Atrovent is not sold over the counter. You do need a prescription for Atrovent. Luckily, with PlushCare, you can have an online appointment with a doctor who can electronically send a prescription for Atrovent to your local pharmacy if they think it’s an appropriate medication for you. 

Are Albuterol and Atrovent the Same?

No, albuterol and Atrovent are very different medications. Atrovent is an anticholinergic and takes 15 minutes to start working. It’s also an expensive medication without a generic equivalent. On the other hand, albuterol is a short-acting beta-agonist that works quickly to open your airways. It can be used as a rescue inhaler and is available as a generic, making it cheaper than Atrovent. 

Is Atrovent the Same as Ventolin?

No, Atrovent and Ventolin are different medications with different uses. Atrovent is typically used to treat COPD, while Ventolin is usually used to treat reversible obstructive airway disease and prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. 

Can You Buy Atrovent Online?

If you’ve been wondering how to get Atrovent online, PlushCare can help. You can have a video or phone appointment with a licensed doctor, and if they find that Atrovent is right for you, they can send a prescription to your local pharmacy, where you can pick it up when it’s ready.

With PlushCare, online appointments are easy. Simply click here or call (888)798-0620 to schedule an appointment.

You’ll pay as little as your regular doctor visit copay, then speak to one of our trusted doctors. You may be able to pick up an Atrovent prescription as soon as today.

Additionally our board certified doctors can refill your prescription when you run out!

Read More About Getting Atrovent Online

Resources Atrovent HFA. Accessed on May 20, 2020 at

WebMD. Atrovent Solution. Accessed on May 20, 2020 at

Medical News Today. Atrovent HFA (ipratropium bromide). Accessed on May 20, 2020 at

GoodRx. Atrovent HFA. Accessed on May 20, 2020 at

RxList. Atrovent vs Ventolin. Accessed on May 20, 2020 at

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