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  • Pack of Atrovent Inhaler CFC-Free 20 micrograms/actuation pressurised inhalation solution
  • Box of Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) inhalation solution inhaler
  • Atrovent Inhaler

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Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

How to buy Atrovent?

Once you have been prescribed Atrovent by your doctor in-person, you are able to buy a 20mcg inhaler online after completing the online consultation. This will be a consultation completed and verified by our a qualified doctor. This is because your personal health history and current medications must be taken into account before a doctor can safely prescribe Atrovent for you.

Is it safe to order online?

When ordering from a certified online pharmacy, you can be ensured that your medication is safe. If the pharmacy doesn't ask you to complete essential health and medical question, however, this is a telltale sign that the website isn't certified. The website should also display clear signs that it is registered and approved by the relevant authorities. In the UK, this includes being registered by the MHRA, GMC .

All medication will be delivered in tamper proof packaging complete with the full patient leaflet, which confirms that the medication is clinically proven and highly effective.

What is included in the price?

When ordering Atrovent online here at Medilico, this is an all-inclusive price including the prescription, consultation, medication and delivery. There are no hidden costs. The price adjusts depending on the dosage and quantity you have ordered.

Can you buy without a prescription?

No. All clinically proven medication requires a valid prescription and Atrovent is no exception. This is to confirm the medication is perfectly safe and highly effective for you to use. The prescription process will involve a short consultation – this is the same in person as well as online – and involves medical and personal question to ensure Atrovent is compatible with you. For STI medications, you must have tested positive before taking the treatment.

What Is Atrovent?

Atrovent is a hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propelled inhaler containing the active ingredient ipratropium bromide. Ipratropium bromide is an antimuscarinic bronchodilator. It tackles asthma by relaxing the airways.

Atrovent unit dose vials (UDVs) are for use in a nebuliser. Nebulisers are machines that are used in a breathing emergency. They convert a liquid form of Atrovent into a breathable spray in a higher dose than a puffer inhaler.

How Does Atrovent Work?

The active ingredient relaxes the airways to prevent the constriction and tightness that marks asthma and other breathing problems.

Because it's an antimuscarinic, Atrovent prevents the muscarinic lung receptors from reacting to the chemical acetylcholine that can cause airway constriction. Its effects last for three to six hours and they begin to work effectively after 30 to 60 minutes.

How To Use Atrovent

The Atrovent CFC-free inhaler is usually taken three to four times a day in adults with a single or double puff dosage. However, your doctor will prescribe an appropriate dose for you during your consultation.

  • To use the inhaler you should remove the cap, shake it and breathe out.
  • Once you have removed the mouthpiece place it in your mouth, press the top and breathe in sharply.
  • You should hold for your breath for as long as you can to ensure the dose is delivered directly to your lungs.
  • Breathe out slowly and take your second dose the same way if it is required.

If it's been awhile since you used the inhaler, or it's a new one, you should puff two doses away from your face to test its working correctly.

You should keep your Atrovent inhaler clean and avoid dropping it. If you do drop the inhaler check it is working by puffing a dose into the air. If it doesn't work correctly you should obtain a new inhaler. Always replace the cap to ensure no dirt or easily inhaled objects become lodged in the mouthpiece.

To clean your Atrovent inhaler you can remove the spray canister and wash the inhaler piece with soapy water. Allow it to dry completely before replacing the canister or the spray function becomes compromised. More detailed instructions are included on the medicine sheet.

Always keep your Atrovent inhaler away from sources of heat, light, moisture and cold. This includes hot cars for example.

Using A Spacer

If you struggle to simultaneously press the top of your Atrovent and breathe in you may benefit from a spacer.

Spacers are large plastic mouthpieces that cover your mouth and nose. This enables you to deliver the dose and breathe it in at a steady rate. Children and those with dexterity issues find them particularly useful. Ask your doctor about the right spacer for the Atrovent inhaler. It's important to have the correct size so that the medicine doesn't escape. The correct match for Atrovent is the AeroChamber Plus spacer.

Atrovent Dosages

Atrovent is available as a 20mcg inhaler canister. One canister holds 200 puffs of Atrovent.

  • Children usually need one puff three times a day.
  • Children over the age of six but under 12 often need one or two puffs three times a day.
  • Adults can take one or two puffs three to four times a day, but your doctor will set the appropriate dose for you.

If you miss a dose take it when you remember, but skip it if the next dose is approaching.

Atrovent Side Effects?

As with all medicines, Atrovent may cause side effects in some people. Although rare these can include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Skin rash (hives)
  • Difficult or painful urination including blood in urine
  • Eye problems including swelling, redness and visual disturbances
  • Dry and swollen throat
  • Vomiting
  • Worsening of your symptoms

If you experience any of these issues speak to a doctor straight away for advice.

More common side effects are:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Coughing
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhoea and constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Back ache
  • Chills/fever symptoms

Atrovent Precautions

Anyone with an allergy to ipratropium bromide should not use Atrovent as it's the active ingredient. If you use Atrovent and find you have difficulty breathing or your lips and mouth swell, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction and should speak to your doctor at once.

Other people who may not be able to use Atrovent include:

  • Those with allergies to atropine
  • Pregnant women who should speak to their doctor about an alternative to ensure their asthma is well controlled during pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding women as it is not known what effects Atrovent has on breast milk
  • Bladder problems including urinary tract problems
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Prostate issues
  • Glaucoma

If you have any of these conditions you should tell your doctor during the consultation.

Other Medication Interactions

Many people use Atrovent successfully but there are some medicines that may cause a negative interaction. These include:

  • Other reliever inhaler medicines
  • Under the tongue' medicines that dissolve
  • Bladder or urinary medicine
  • Antihistamine medication
  • Parkinson's disease medications
  • Stomach acid, motion sickness, stomach ulcers or IBS medicines

You should indicate all current medications including over-the-counter remedies, herbal medicines or temporary cold and flu relief medicine during your consultation.

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