Boehringer Ingelheim


Prevent asthma attacks with Atrovent inhalers

Atrovent is a preventer treatment that can help to prevent asthma attacks and treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It works by relaxing the air passages of the lungs, helping to keep the airways open, thus making it easier to breathe.

  • Reduces risk of asthma attacks
  • Keeps airways relaxed and open
  • Contains the active ingredient ipratropium bromide
  • Makes breathing easier
Atrovent FAQs

What is Atrovent?

Atrovent is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases airflow to the lungs. It is used to prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing airways in the lungs, allowing people with bronchitis, emphysema or COPD to breath comfortably.

What are the benefits of this prescription?

The Atrovent inhaler has been found to be an effective preventer treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This medication relaxes the air passages of the lungs. It helps to keep the airways open, in turn making it easier to breathe and thus preventing the occurrence of an asthma attack.

You can order these asthma treatments online from euroClinix after completing an online consultation. The consultation will be reviewed by one of our doctors, to ensure that this prescription treatment is suitable for you.

How does it work?

During an attack, a natural chemical called acetylcholine acts on receptors found on the muscles that surround the airways, causing the muscles in the airways to contract and narrow.

Atrovent, when inhaled, actively works in the lungs. Its active ingredient ipratropium bromide works by blocking these muscarinic receptors and prohibiting the action of acetylcholine on them. Consequently the muscles around the airways are able to relax and the airways to open, making it easier for sufferers of asthma and COPD to breathe.

It is important to understand that this treatment does not give you immediate relief of symptoms once an asthma attack or an attack of breathlessness has already started. This means that instead of being used to treat such an attack, it should be used to prevent an attack and as a result should be used in your daily routine at the same time or times everyday to help keep the airways open.

Who can use Atrovent?

You must be 18 or over to purchase this treatment online. Those who suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can use this inhaler as a treatment to help to control or prevent the narrowing of the lungs. It is important that you mention any medications that you are taking during your online health consultation, as Atrovent and specific medications may interact negatively.

Who shouldn’t take Atrovent?

People who are allergic to any of the ingredients in this treatment, including ipratropium bromide or related medicines, should not take this medication. Should you experience an allergic reaction while using this medication you must stop using it and inform a doctor immediately. Pregnant women or women that are breastfeeding are not usually recommended this treatment. If you have bladder problems, cystic fibrosis, prostate problems, glaucoma, or urinary tract problems than this medication may not be suitable for you. Alternatively, if confided in beforehand, your doctor will determine whether this medication is suitable for you.

Active ingredient

Atrovent inhaler and Atrovent UDVs both contain the active ingredient ipratropium bromide, which is a type of medicine called an antimuscarinic bronchodilator. Ipratropium nebuliser solution is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine. Ipratropium works by opening the airways to make it easier to breathe.

How do you take this medication?

This medication must be used as exactly as it is prescribed to you in order to get the desired results. It is available in dosages of 20mcg.

How do I use this inhaler?

Instructions on how to use your inhaler will be included in the packaging of your medication. The initial dose for an adult is usually one or two puffs to be inhaled three or four times a day, with six to eight hours between each dosage. Do not exceed the recommended dosage without consulting with a doctor.

This medication is a puffer inhaler, meaning that you push down on a canister containing the active ingredient as you inhale. If you are finding this difficult to do, you need to inform your doctor about using a spacer.

If this is the first time you are using an inhaler of if you have not used it in the past three days, it’s recommended to squeeze two puffs before placing the mouthpiece in your mouth and breathing in. To make sure it carries on working effectively, we advise that it be cleaned once weekly. You can do this by removing the canister and washing the inhaler casing separately with warm soapy water.

What side effect does this medication cause?

Although side effects are generally rare and usually brief, the most common side effects associated with this medication are headaches, dizziness, dry mouth, cough, hoarseness, upset stomach, nausea or blurred vision. Although extremely rare, more serious side effects may include difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, tongue or throat and an increased heart rate. Seek medical help immediately if severe side effects occur.

How can I buy Atrovent?

You can purchase these asthma treatments online from euroClinix after filling out a quick, online consultation. Your prescription will then be passed on to our registered pharmacy, and will be sent out free of charge for delivery the next day.

Dr Stamatios Poupalos

"Asthma is a condition that can cause distressing symptoms. Having the right inhaler to hand is extremely important for sufferers."

Genuine medication

Here at euroClinix, your safety is our priority. That is why we only supply genuine treatments dispensed by registered UK pharmacies.

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  • Genuine medication
  • Prescribed by a registered doctor
  • Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy
The Atrovent patient information leaflet (PIL) is provided for informational purposes only. For the latest manufacturer's information please refer to the PIL in the packaging. euroClinix does not accept liability for the information displayed.