Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide)
What is Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) used for?
Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) is an inhalable bronchodilator prescribed as a long-term treatment for patients who are suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It operates by suppressing immune responses to reduce inflammation to open airways allowing easier and more comfortable respiration. Please note that this is not an emergency inhaler and should not be used as an attack occurs. Keep an emergency inhaler on your person at all times for such a case. This medication may be used along with others or to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide)?
Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered twice daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. To administer these doses insert one capsule into your rotahaler, operate the rotahaler to release the medication, exhale deeply, place your mouth securely over the mouthpiece, and inhale deeply to draw the medication into the lungs. It is recommended to hold your breath for twenty seconds, or as long as is comfortable to you, to allow the medicine to be absorbed into the lungs. Always ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are trouble breathing, urinary retention, painful urination, blurry vision, or deterioration of the symptoms being treated. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) should not be used by patients who are allergic to ipratropium bromide or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have glaucoma, cystic fibrosis, or an enlarged prostate as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Ipravent Rotacaps (Ipratropium Bromide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.