The active ingredient in ATROVENT Nasal Spray is ipratropium bromide (as the
monohydrate). It is an anticholinergic agent chemically described as 8-azoniabicyclo[3.2.1]
octane, 3-(3-hydroxy-1-oxo-2-phenylpropoxy)-8-methyl-8-(1-methylethyl)-, bromide
monohydrate, (3-endo, 8-syn)-: a synthetic quaternary ammonium compound, chemically
related to atropine. The structural formula is:
bromide Mol. Wt. 430.4
Ipratropium bromide is a white to off-white crystalline substance, freely soluble
in water and methanol, sparingly soluble in ethanol, and insoluble in non-polar
media. In aqueous solution, it exists in an ionized state as a quaternary ammonium
ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06% is a metered-dose, manual pump spray unit which
delivers 42 mcg ipratropium bromide (on an anhydrous basis) per spray (70μL)
in an isotonic, aqueous solution with pH adjusted to 4.7. It also contains benzalkonium
chloride, edetate disodium, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric
acid, and purified water. Each bottle contains 165 sprays.
What are the possible side effects of ipratropium nasal (Atrovent Nasal)?
Stop using ipratropium nasal and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a fast, pounding heartbeat.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dry nose;
- nosebleeds; or
- blurred vision.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at...
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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/5/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.