Brand: Atrovent HFA, Atrovent

Drug Type: Anticholinergics, Respiratory

Form: Inhaler

Age limit: Children and adults

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Atrovent 20MCG inhaler is used to treat and prevent symptoms of continuing lung disease (such as wheezing and shortness of breath) (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD including bronchitis and emphysema). It loosens the airways’ muscles, allowing them to open and facilitating easier breathing. This drug must be used consistently to be successful in preventing lung disease symptoms. 

Unless your doctor instructs you otherwise, use a quick-relief inhaler for wheezing or abrupt shortness of breath (such as albuterol, also known as salbutamol in some countries). While ipratropium doesn’t work as quickly as your quick-relief inhaler, it can occasionally be utilized in treating wheezing or acute shortness of breath symptoms.


Administer Atrovent 20MCG inhaler four times daily. It is an inhaler, and the directions for use are specified on the label. The doctor explains the dosing and administration instructions to the patient. One should not consume more than the healthcare professional has directed. It could be detrimental to health. 


The side effects of Atrovent 20MCG inhaler manifest differently in individuals. They are mentioned below:

  1. Bitter taste
  2. Indigestion
  3. Headache
  4. Flu-like symptoms
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. Nausea
  7. Back pain
  8. Urinary tract infection
  9. Dizziness
  10. Irregular heartbeat

If the side effects persist, visit the physician immediately to manage it. One may see adverse side effects in the case of drug interactions.


The dosing schedule depends on factors like the severity of disease and the patients response to the treatment.

The doses that are advised are:

Adults: up to 16 puffs daily (2 to 4 breaths, three to four times daily, at regular intervals).

Children aged 6 to 12: One to two puffs, three to four times daily  (at regular intervals), up to a maximum of eight puffs daily.

Children under 6: one puff, three times daily (at regular intervals).


  1. Refrain from taking this medication if one is allergic to the ingredients. 
  2. Adverse side effects of combining Atrovent 20MCG inhaler with other medicines exist. Book a doctors appointment if this occurs. 
  3. Use your rescue inhaler (a short-acting beta-agonist, such as albuterol) as soon as possible if you experience breathing difficulties straight after using your inhaler. Never again use the Atrovent HFA inhaler. As soon as you can, give your doctor a call so they can find you an alternate course of treatment.  
  4. Avoid using Atrovent HFA to treat urgent breathing issues. If you find yourself suddenly out of breath, use your rescue inhaler to enhance your breathing quickly.   
  5. If Atrovent HFA is safe to use while pregnant is unknown. If you engage in sexual activity and you or your partner have the potential to become pregnant, discuss with your doctor how you should use birth control while taking Atrovent HFA. 

  These necessary precautions are taken for improved health.


Atrovent 20MCG inhaler interacts with other medicines and can reduce the effectiveness of the medication taken. Doctor informs the patient about the drugs that should not be ingested with this medicine. 

Drugs that interact with the given medicine stated below:

  • Ipratropium nasal
  • Belladonna
  • Clemastine
  • Imipramine
  • Loxapine
  • Molindone
  • Orphenadrine
  • Pyrilamine
  • Solifenacin
  • Trospium
  • Darifenacin

Be aware of the drugs and their uses. Renal/liver, Tachycardia, and Anticholinergic effects interact with this medication. 


Active Ingredient Inactive Ingredients
Ipratropium Bromide Norflurane
Citric acid
Purified water

1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15

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