Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium)
What is Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium) used for?
Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium) is an inhalable medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from a runny nose caused by allergies such as hay fever. It operates by reducing swelling and inflammation associated with allergic conditions. It should be noted that it is not suitable for treating other symptoms such as sneezing, a stuffy nose, postnasal drip, or coughing. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium)?
Always follow your physician's instructions for using Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium) to get the most effective results. To administer the medicine, tilt your head back slightly, insert the nozzle into the nostril, and inhale gently while operating the pump to dispense one spray. You are recommended to alternate nostrils if more than one spray is required to prevent irritation. If you have any questions about using the medicine, ask your pharmacist or physician to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium)?
Some patients have reported experiencing side effects while using Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium) such as:
Immediately inform your physician if any symptoms become more intense or if you experience other more serious side effects including blurry vision, increased heart rate, dizziness, or skin reactions. These conditions may require emergency medical attention or adjustments to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially urination problems or eye conditions such as glaucoma, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.