Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide)
What is Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) used for?
Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) is an inhalable bronchodilator used to treat and prevent the symptoms of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It works by relaxing muscles in the airway to allow easier respiration and prevent asthma attacks from occurring. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide)?
Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) are usually administered twice daily at a dosage of one rotacap using a Rotahaler or Revolizer, but your individual instructions may differ based on the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication insert one capsule, manipulate your device to release the medication, and inhale deeply to draw its contents into your lungs. Hold your breath for ten to fifteen seconds after each application to allow time for it to be absorbed. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide)?
Side effects commonly reported by patients using Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are blurry vision, urinary retention, trouble breathing, wheezing, painful urination, or deterioration of your symptoms. Immediately tell your physician about any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further problems.
Do not begin using Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) if you are allergic to ipratropium or have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your physician if you have glaucoma, cystic fibrosis, or an enlarged prostate as these conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide). 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, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.