Ipratropium Bromide

  1. What type is Ipratropium Bromide?
    Anticholinergic bronchodilator
  2. What is the action of Ipratropium Bromide?
    • Bronchodilation
    • Blocks vagal reflexes which mediate bronchoconstriction
    • synergistic when used in combination with salbutamol.
  3. What is the route for Ipratropium Bromide?
  4. What is the onset for Ipratropium Bromide?
    3-5 minutes.
  5. What is the duration of Ipratropium Bromide?
    2-4 hours
  6. What is the use for Ipratropium Bromide?
    • Moderate to severe asthma
    • COPD
  7. What are the adverse effects of Ipratropium Bromide?
    Mild anticholinergic effects, e.g. urine retention.
  8. What are the contraindications for Ipratropium Bromide?
    • Allergy or hypersensitivity to Ipratropium Bromide
    • Glaucoma.
  9. What is the preparation for Ipratropium Bromide?
    • 500mcg in 1ml nebule for pts. ≥6 yrs. of age
    • 250mcg in 1ml nebule for pts. <6 yrs. of age
  10. What is the dose of Ipratropium Bromide for moderate to severe asthma and COPD?
    • Patients 6years of age or over
    • 500mcg (1ml) nebulised mixed with salbutamol
    • Repeat once whilst indicated
    • Maximum dose: 1mg (2mL)

    • Patients under 6 years of age
    • 250mcg (1ml) nebulised mixed with salbutamol
    • Repeat once while indicated
    • Maximum dose: 500mcg (2mL)
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Ipratropium Bromide