Ipratropium inhalation Side Effects
Please note - some side effects for Ipratropium inhalation may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Side Effects by Body System - for Healthcare Professionals
Applies to: compounding powder; inhalation aerosol; inhalation solution
Ipratropium has been generally well tolerated, and void of systemic effects when administered by oral inhalation.
Local side effects have included dry mouth, bitter taste, and scratchy throat in up to 25% of patients treated.
Nervous system side effects have included headache in approximately 2% of patients treated. Dizziness has occurred infrequently.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included urticaria, angioedema, rash, bronchospasm, pruritis, and oropharyngeal edema.
Ocular side effects have included changes in intraocular pressure and changes in pupil size or accommodation with long-term therapy. Blurred vision and conjunctivitis have occurred when the medication came in contact with the eyes.
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary retention in patients receiving higher dosages by nebulizer but not with the lower doses given by metered-dose inhaler Caution is warranted when using ipratropium in men with prostatic hypertrophy.
Respiratory side effects have included rare reports of paradoxical bronchoconstriction.
Cardiovascular side effects including tachycardia and palpitations have been rare. Supraventricular tachycardia has occurred in patients treated with high dosages by nebulizer but has not been reproduced with lower dosages given by metered-dose inhaler.Top
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