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Ipratropium, Atrovent

Description

Ipratropium is a cholinergic muscarinic antagonist, which blocks muscarinic receptors in the lung, inhibiting bronchoconstriction and mucus secretion.

Ipratropium has respiratory effects similar to atropine but since it is poorly absorbed into the blood, it has few side effects (such as tachycardia) at therapeutic doses.

Action

cholinergic muscarinic antagonist

Indications

asthma, bronchospasm, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), rhinorrhea,

Side Effects

angina, back pain, blurred vision, bronchospasm, constipation, cough, dizziness, epistaxis, headache, insomnia, nasal congestion, nasal dryness, nasal irritation, nausea/vomiting, rhinitis, rhinorrhea, tremor, urinary retention, xerostomia,

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