- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Atrovent* used for?
Generic for Atrovent* (Ipratropium Bromide) is an inhalation medication used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ipratropium Bromide is an antimuscarinic bronchodilator that opens up the air passages and thus makes it easier to breathe. Besides, Generic for Atrovent* is used in the treatment of lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Atrovent*?
The dosage of Generic for Atrovent* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. This medicine is usually administered three or four times a day.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Atrovent*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Atrovent* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Atrovent*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Atrovent*, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are blurred vision, constipation, stomach pain, nervousness, and headache.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Atrovent*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Atrovent*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Atrovent*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Atrovent* can interact with anti-spasmodic drugs, certain antihistamines, muscle relaxants, certain psychiatric medicines, and tricyclic antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Atrovent*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Atrovent* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Atrovent* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Atrovent* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Atrovent* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Atrovent* can cause side effects such as constipation, upset stomach, dry mouth, cough, dizziness, headache, and nausea. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are fast heartbeat, changes in vision, hives, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Atrovent*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Atrovent*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Atrovent* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Atrovent*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Atrovent*?
How will Generic for Atrovent* work in my body?
How should Generic for Atrovent* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Atrovent* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before using Generic for Atrovent*, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breast feeding. Also, inform your doctor if you have a history of liver disease, kidney disease, narrow angle glaucoma, and enlarged prostate. Avoid getting the medication into your eyes. If it does get into your eyes, then rinse with water thoroughly.