IPRAVENT RESPULES – 2 ML
Ipravent Respules-2 ML is a bronchodilator drug used in the treatment of respiratory diseases. It is used to manage and avoid symptoms of rhinorrhea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and asthma.
The main constituent of Ipravent Respules-2 ML is Ipratropium. Each 2 ML contains Ipratropium Bromide BP equivalent to Ipratropium Bromide (anhydrous).
How does it work:
Ipratropium Bromide is a quaternary ammonium compound with anticholinergic properties which antagonize the acetylcholine ( it is a transmitter agent which is released from the vagus nerve) action to inhibit vagally-mediated reflexes. cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cyclic GMP) intracellular concentration increase is prevented by the anticholinergics. This concentration is caused by the interaction of acetylcholine with the muscarinic receptors on bronchial smooth muscle.
How to use this?
The respules solution is only for inhalation with suitable nebulizing devices and must be administered properly. For acute bronchospasm, patient 500mcg dose is recommended (repeated doses until the patient is stable) and for adults including elderly- 250–500 mcg, three to four times daily. For children below 12 years of age 250 mcg, up to a total daily dose of 1 mg and for children below 6 years of age 125–250 mcg, up to a total daily dose of 1 mg.
If you observe symptoms like palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, and heart rate changes, immediately report to the doctor for dosage adjustment or replacing this medicine with some other alternative.
Some major and minor side-effects are- bladder pain, wheezing, constipation, back pain, cough, low blood pressure, nasal congestion, dizziness, shortness of breath, blurred vision etc.
Precautions and Warning:
Patients who are suffering from pre-existing glaucoma and benign prostatic hyperplasia must use this medicine cautiously. Ipravent Respules-2 ML can lead to high risk of atrial fibrillation and tachycardia, so it must be consumed strictly as per health specialist instructions. This medicine is not recommended while breastfeeding or pregnancy.