Ipratropium nasal Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of ipratropium nasal may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to ipratropium nasal: nasal spray

As well as its needed effects, ipratropium nasal may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking ipratropium nasal, check with your doctor immediately:

For the 0.03% nasal sprayMore common
  • Body aches or pain
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • headache
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • discharge or excessive tearing
  • itching, redness, tearing, or other sign of eye irritation not present before use of this medicine or becoming worse during use
  • nasal dryness
  • nosebleeds
  • redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
Rare
  • Pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach
  • painful or difficult urination
Incidence not known
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives or welts
  • itching
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • redness of the skin
  • skin rash
  • tightness in the chest
For the 0.06% nasal spray used for 4 daysLess common
  • Nasal dryness
  • nosebleeds
Rare
  • Blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • eye redness or pain
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • pain or cramping in the abdomen or stomach
  • painful or difficult urination
  • ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • sore throat

Some ipratropium nasal side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

For the 0.03% nasal sprayLess common or rare
  • Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
  • change in taste
  • dry mouth or throat
  • increased nasal congestion or runny nose
  • nasal itching, burning, or irritation
  • nausea
For the 0.06% nasal sprayLess common or rare
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • increased nasal congestion

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ipratropium nasal: nasal spray

General

Ipratropium has been generally well-tolerated, and void of systemic effects when administered intranasally.

Local

Local side effects have included blood-tinged mucus (17%), nasal dryness (10%), epistaxis (7%), and nasal irritation (2%).

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache is reported in approximately 9% of the patients treated with the nasal spray. Dizziness has occurred infrequently.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included reports of allergic-type reactions including skin rash, angioedema of the throat, tongue, lips,and face, generalized urticaria, laryngospasm, and anaphylactic reactions.

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included blurred vision and conjunctivitis after the medication came in contact with the eyes.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have not been usually observed with the low doses given by nasal spray. Urinary retention has been reported occasionally in patients receiving larger doses by nebulizer. Caution may be warranted when using ipratropium in men with prostatic hypertrophy.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included pharyngitis and upper respiratory tract infection has been reported in 8% and 9% of patients, respectively.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included rare reports of tachycardia and palpitations.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and diarrhea.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rare reports of skin rash.

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