Atrovent nasal spray

Atrovent nasal spray Medication Information:

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Atrovent nasal spray 0.030 %
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Before You Start

Before you start to use Atrovent Nasal Spray, be sure to tell your doctor if:

  • you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant;

  • you are breast-feeding;

  • you have any other health problems, now or in the past;

  • you have eye problems, such as a predisposition to glaucoma;

  • you have difficulty/trouble urinating or problems with your prostate;

  • you are taking any other medications including eye drops or any medications you can buy without a prescription;

  • you have any allergies or reactions to foods or drugs.

Remember to tell any other doctor, dentist or pharmacist whom you consult with that you are using Atrovent Nasal Spray.


How to Use Your Atrovent Nasal Spray

(See package insert for illustrations.)

Do not exceed the number of sprays, or the length of use, prescribed by your doctor.

Atrovent Nasal Spray has been prescribed to treat your current condition. Do not give it to other people.

Do not take other medication without your doctor's advice.

Keep out of the reach of children.

  1. Remove the clear plastic dust cap and the safety clip from the nasal spray pump. The safety clip prevents the accidental discharge of the spray in your pocket or purse.

  2. The nasal spray pump must be primed before Atrovent Nasal Spray is used for the first time. To prime the pump, hold the bottle with your thumb at the base and your index and middle fingers on the white shoulder area. Make sure the bottle points upright and away from your eyes. Press your thumb firmly and quickly against the bottle 7 times. The pump is now primed and can be used. Your pump should not have to be reprimed unless you have not used the medication for more than 24 hours; repriming the pump will only require 1 or 2 sprays.

  3. Before using Atrovent Nasal Spray, blow your nose gently to clear your nostrils if necessary.

  4. Close one nostril by gently placing your finger against the side of your nose, tilt your head slightly forward and, keeping the bottle upright, insert the nasal tip into the other nostril. Point the tip toward the back and outer side of the nose.

  5. Press firmly and quickly upwards with the thumb at the base while holding the white shoulder portion of the pump between your index and middle fingers. Following each spray, sniff deeply and breathe out through your mouth.

  6. After spraying the nostril and removing the unit, tilt your head backwards for a few seconds to let the spray spread over the back of the nose.

  7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 in the other nostril.

  8. Replace the clear plastic dust cap and safety clip.

  9. When the amount of Atrovent Nasal Spray begins to run low, the amount of medication in each spray cannot be assured. Therefore, at some time before the medication is completely used up, you should consult your physician or pharmacist to determine whether a refill is needed. You should not take extra doses of Atrovent Nasal Spray without consulting your physician.

To Clean

If the nasal tip becomes clogged, remove the clear plastic dust cap and safety clip. Hold the nasal tip under running, warm tap water for about a minute. Dry the nasal tip, reprime the nasal spray pump (see step 2 above), and replace the plastic dust cap and safety clip.

Avoid spraying Atrovent Nasal Spray in or around your eyes. Should this occur, immediately flush your eyes with cool tap water for several minutes. If you accidentally spray Atrovent Nasal Spray in your eyes, you may experience a temporary blurring of vision and increased sensitivity to light which may last a few hours.


Caution For Patients Using Atrovent Nasal Spray For Chronic Nasal Inflammation

Atrovent Nasal Spray is intended to relieve your rhinorrhea (runny nose) with regular use. It is therefore important that you use Atrovent Nasal Spray as prescribed by your physician. Some improvement in rhinorrhea is usually apparent during the first full day of treatment with Atrovent Nasal Spray. However, maximum benefit may not occur for up to several weeks after treatment has started.


Other Effects

Like any other drug product, Atrovent Nasal Spray may cause unwanted effects along with its good effects. If you do experience any of the unwanted effects listed below, you should contact your doctor. He/she may recommend that you lower your dose of Atrovent Nasal Spray.

  • very dry nose

  • dry mouth

  • nasal irritation

  • nose bleeds

If you experience any of the following unwanted effects, contact your doctor right away:

  • blurred vision or pain in the eyes

  • fast or irregular heartbeat

  • difficult or painful urination

  • skin rash

  • increased wheezing or tightness in the chest

  • swelling of the tongue or lips

  • difficulty in swallowing


Nonmedicinal ingredients in Atrovent Nasal Spray 0.03% include: benzalkonium chloride, edetate disodium, hydrochloric acid, purified water, sodium chloride and sodium hydroxide.


Storage

Store tightly closed between 15 and 30° C. Avoid excessive heat or freezing. Keep out of reach of children.


Before You Start

  • you are pregnant or intent to become pregnant;

  • you are breast-feeding;

  • you have any other health problems, now or in the past;

  • you have eye problems, such as a predisposition to glaucoma;

  • you have difficulty/trouble urinating or problems with your prostate;

  • you are taking any other medications including eye drops or any medications you can buy without a prescription;

  • you have any allergies or reactions to foods or drugs.

Remember to tell any other doctor, dentist or pharmacist whom you consult with that you are using Atrovent Nasal Spray.


How to Use Your Atrovent Nasal Spray

(See package insert for illustrations.)

Do not exceed the number of sprays, or the length of use, prescribed by your doctor.

Atrovent Nasal Spray has been prescribed to treat your current condition. Do not give it to other people.

Do not take other medication without your doctor's advice.

Keep out of the reach of children.

  1. Remove the clear plastic dust cap and the safety clip from the nasal spray pump. The safety clip prevents the accidental discharge of the spray in your pocket or purse.

  2. The nasal spray pump must be primed before Atrovent Nasal Spray is used for the first time. To prime the pump, hold the bottle with your thumb at the base and your index and middle fingers on the white shoulder area. Make sure the bottle points upright and away from your eyes. Press your thumb firmly and quickly against the bottle 7 times. The pump is now primed and can be used. Your pump should not have to be reprimed unless you have not used the medication for more than 24 hours; repriming the pump will only require 1 or 2 sprays.

  3. Before using Atrovent Nasal Spray, blow your nose gently to clear your nostrils if necessary.

  4. Close one nostril by gently placing your finger against the side of your nose, tilt your head slightly forward and, keeping the bottle upright, insert the nasal tip into the other nostril. Point the tip toward the back and outer side of the nose.

  5. Press firmly and quickly upwards with the thumb at the base while holding the white shoulder portion of the pump between your index and middle fingers. Following each spray, sniff deeply and breathe out through your mouth.

  6. After spraying the nostril and removing the unit, tilt your head backwards for a few seconds to let the spray spread over the back of the nose.

  7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 in the other nostril.

  8. Replace the clear plastic dust cap and safety clip.

  9. When the amount of Atrovent Nasal Spray begins to run low, the amount of medication in each spray cannot be assured. Therefore, at some time before the medication is completely used up, you should consult your physician or pharmacist to determine whether a refill is needed. You should not take extra doses of Atrovent Nasal Spray without consulting your physician.

To Clean

If the nasal tip becomes clogged, remove the clear plastic dust cap and safety clip. Hold the nasal tip under running, warm tap water for about a minute. Dry the nasal tip, reprime the nasal spray pump (see step 2 above), and replace the plastic dust cap and safety clip.

Avoid spraying Atrovent Nasal Spray in or around your eyes.Should this occur, immediately flush your eyes with cool tap water for several minutes. If you accidentally spray Atrovent Nasal Spray in your eyes, you may experience a temporary blurring of vision and increased sensitivity to light which may last a few hours.


Caution For Patients Using Atrovent Nasal Spray For Chronic Nasal Inflammation

Atrovent Nasal Spray is intended to relieve your rhinorrhea (runny nose) with regular use. It is therefore important that you use Atrovent Nasal Spray as prescribed by your physician. Some improvement in rhinorrhea is usually apparent during the first full day of treatment with Atrovent Nasal Spray. However, maximum benefit may not occur for up to several weeks after treatment has started.


Other Effects

Like any other drug product, Atrovent Nasal Spray may cause unwanted effects along with its good effects. If you do experience any of the unwanted effects listed below, you should contact your doctor. He/she may recommend that you lower your dose of Atrovent Nasal Spray.

  • very dry nose

  • dry mouth

  • nasal irritation

  • nose bleeds

If you experience any of the following unwanted effects, contact your doctor right away:

  • blurred vision or pain in the eyes

  • fast or irregular heartbeat:

  • difficult or painful urination;

  • skin rash

  • increased wheezing or tightness in the chest

  • swelling of the tongue or lips;

  • difficulty in swallowing


Nonmedicinal ingredients in Atrovent Nasal Spray 0.06% include: benzalkonium chloride, edetate disodium, hydrochloric acid, purified water, sodium chloride and sodium hydroxide.


 

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