Flashcards in 7.12 Ipratropium Deck (9)
What is the preparation of ipratropium?
In an ampoule containing 0.5mg in 2ml.
What is the mechanism of action of ipratropium?
Is an anticholinergic agent.It inhibits the action of acetylcholine, the transmitter agent released from the vagus nerve.Ipratropium reduces parasympathetic mediated bronchospasm
What are the indications for use of ipratropium?
Are there any contraindications with the use of ipratropium?
Only Universal ones
What is the onset of effect of ipratropium?
3 - 5 minutes
What is the duration of effect of ipratropium?
1 - 6 hours
What are some common adverse side effects of ipratropium?
NauseaDry mouthBlurred VisionTachycardiaMay worsen pre existing glaucoma if multiple repeat doses are given
Are there any interactions of ipratropium?
No common interactions