What is Ipratropium Bromide 40mcg Rotacap?
Ipravent® Rotacap is composed of a medication called Ipratropium Bromide, which belongs to a drug class known as bronchodilators. Bronchodilators can open up the airway passage making it easy for the air to move in and out. Bronchodilators can maintain the normal physiology of gas exchange.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a well-known chronic respiratory disorder associated with emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The airways become narrowed, and the mucus-producing epithelial cells get activated to produce extra mucus. As a result, the lumen of the bronchioles gets obstructed, making it very difficult for the patients to breathe. This results in wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. The symptoms can be managed successfully by opening the airway. Bronchodilators can dilate the airway passages making them easy to breathe.
Ipratropium bromide is an ammonium derivative that has anticholinergic properties. The Vagus nerve is a major nerve that innervates the respiratory system. The use of ipratropium bromide can antagonize the action performed by the acetylcholine, which is released by the terminals of the vagus nerve. The anticholinergic properties of Ipratropium bromide can suppress the release of intracellular calcium leading to the suppression of the interaction of calcium with acetylcholine.
Other than bronchodilation, Ipratropium bromide can control mucus production and ciliary clearance of the produced mucus. Ipravent® Rotacaps are indicated only to use as an inhalational medication. The required dose of the medicine will be decided by the physician depending on the condition and several other factors. Therefore never use the Ipravent Rotacaps without a doctor’s prescription.
Side effects of Atrovent Generic
Few common side effects can be observed when using the Ipravent Rotacaps for the very first time. But the body gets used to the drug with time. If the side effects don’t resolve with time, take advice from your physician.
Hypersensitivity is a severe life-threatening condition that can be experienced with the inhalation of Ipravent Rotacaps. This is a rare situation but needs immediate medical treatments. Try to expose your allergy history and history related to hypersensitivity to your physician. Common side effects are headache, constipation, urinary retention, hypotension, back pain, dizziness, and blurred vision.
How to use Ipravent Rotacaps
Ipratropium Rotacaps are a type of dry powder inhaler which is easy to inhale. The Rotacaps are the capsules that contain dry powdered Ipratropium bromide. The Rotacaps are composed of two sides. One is colorless, and the other is a colored part. The device called Rotahaler is used to administer the medication. The transparent part of the Rotacaps is placed inside the Rotahaler and rotates the base of the Rotahaler. This process will release the powdered medicine to the Rotahaler.
Now exhale well and keep the mouthpiece of the Rotahaler inside the mouth and take a long breath. It makes a wheezing sound which indicates that you inhale properly. Breathe out after holding your breath for a few seconds. Follow the same procedure until you inhale the entire powdered medication. Finally, wash the mouth and throat with water.
- If you are allergic to atropine and related derivates, never inhale Ipravent Rotacaps. As it can lead to serious adverse reactions.
- I prevent Rotacaps are indicated to use regularly to have results, and it is not recommended to use in acute conditions. If you notice any acute relapses, take immediate medical advice.
- Avoid consuming alcohol, or alcohol-containing medications while using Ipravent Rotacaps.
- As Ipratropium Bromide is an anticholinergic medication, avoid using the Ipratropium Rotacaps if you have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as it can disturb the motility of the intestine.
- There is a risk of experiencing bronchospasms. Therefore close observations are needed when using the inhaler for the first time.
- Ipratropium Bromide has no teratogenic properties, but fewer human studies have been conducted to evaluate the fetal effect of ipratropium bromide. So discuss with the physician if you get pregnant