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.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
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.
How often can I use Atrovent?
Do not use Atrovent more than twelve times over a 24 hour period.