Atrovent is an inhaled medication used to treat the symptoms of COPD (bronchitis, emphysema). As a bronchodilator, it relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow. Atrovent is not a rescue medication, and should not be used to treat COPD attacks or flares.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Atrovent exactly as prescribed.
Before taking Atrovent, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Atrovent include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Can I use Atrovent during a COPD flare up?
Atrovent is a daily maintenance medication, and doesn’t replace the use of rescue inhalers during flares or attacks.