What is the difference between Atrovent and Proair?
My Grandfather has Emphysema and can't remember which one he is supposed to take. As of right now he is taking proair, 2 inhalations every morning.He discovered tonight that he has another inhaler that he ran out of which he was supposed to be taking called Atrovent.His symptoms seem to be getting...
Asked by Dorothea Marie 4 months ago.
My Grandfather has Emphysema and can't remember which one he is supposed to take. As of right now he is taking proair, 2 inhalations every morning. He discovered tonight that he has another inhaler that he ran out of which he was supposed to be taking called Atrovent. His symptoms seem to be getting worse and worse especially as the summer progresses. So I am wondering what the difference is between these two inhalers and if that may have something to do with the exacerbation of his symptoms... Answered by Kandace Durgan 4 months ago.
Atrovent is used to prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing airways in the lungs, in people with bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Atrovent is used to prevent bronchospasm attacks. Atrovent will not treat bronchospasm while it is happening. You grandfather may still have difficulty breathing and may need to use PROAIR to treat the attack. To best control his condition, use Atrovent regularly, and continue using all medicines as directed by his doctor. ProAir which is Albuteroland a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Albuterol is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. These drugs help relieve bronchospasm, but use different pathways in the body to accomplish the job. Maybe you should call his physician and clarify which medicines he is supposed to be using and the frequency. Good luck. Answered by Rosalee Goodnoe 4 months ago.
Proair is the same as Albuterol. It is a generic. Atrovent is an anticholinergic so it is a different type of drug. Albuterol is an adrenergic and helps to dilate the airways. Those two are commonly taken together. My suggestion is that if he is having trouble keeping track and not getting them filled as needed then ask his dr for an inhaler called Combivent. That is actually a combination of Atrovent and Albuterol and it is in one inhaler. He probably needs to be on corticosteroids as well like Advair. That helps with inflammation. Advair is a dry powder that is taken two times per day. There are also adrenergic medications that are for long term and helps prevent these complications. They are taken once or twice per day as well. If he is that bad, look into asking the doctor about nebulizer treatments at home. Answered by Charley Hengel 4 months ago.
Albuterol and atrovent combined make up duoneb-- what does albuterol do that atrovent doesn't and vice versa--
Asked by Blanca Eager 4 months ago.
RE: albuterol and atrovent combined make up duoneb-- what does albuterol do that atrovent doesn't and vice versa-- Answered by Kandy Denherder 4 months ago.
Albuterol opens up the airways and alveoli (little sacs in your lungs) Atrovent keeps them open for longer periods of time. Albuterol is used as a rescue inhaler and also as a controlant. Atrovent does not open the alveoli initially but helps keep them open after the albuterol. Hope that makes sense. Answered by Leida Follie 4 months ago.
Albuterol relaxes the muscles surrounding your bronchii when they are already contracted, Atrovent prevents them from spasming. So the combination of the two reverses an asthma attack and prevents another from happening for a few hours. It's also called Combivent. Answered by Evan Cartee 4 months ago.
Albuterol is a bronchial dilator where atrovent is a steroid. You need your bronchi's open via dilation for the most effect benefits of the steroid. Answered by Malik Triplet 4 months ago.
Shar is correct...and Atrovent is not a steroid as Diane stated. Answered by Eusebio Williemae 4 months ago.
i dont know the difrence srry Answered by Genevive Keener 4 months ago.
Mucomyst with Atrovent?
We're having a little debate here at work: Because mucomyst when inhaled can trigger bronchospasm, we always co-administer or pretreat with a bronchodilator. Does the bronchodilator have to be a beta agonist? Some of us say yes, because it's the quickest acting or because anticholinergics (Atrovent)...
Asked by Marx Discher 4 months ago.
We're having a little debate here at work: Because mucomyst when inhaled can trigger bronchospasm, we always co-administer or pretreat with a bronchodilator. Does the bronchodilator have to be a beta agonist? Some of us say yes, because it's the quickest acting or because anticholinergics (Atrovent) can be drying. Others of us say that any short-acting bronchodilator will do, including Atrovent. What say you all? Answered by Idalia Hollin 4 months ago.
Any bronchodilator will do. Mucomyst only rarely has the side effect of bronchospasms. It is a preventative measure, it doesn't happen every time. Atrovent does not dry up secretions per se'. It inhibits mucus production from goblet cells located in the respiratory tract stopping further secretion production, so why wouldn't you want to give it to someone with excess secretions. I think it should be considered if not already in use. Answered by Dominique Omar 4 months ago.
In my hospital, we always give mucomyst with both a beta agonist and an anticholinergic. We have a pulminologist who is famous for ordering mucomyst with Atrovent, Ventolin, and Pulmicort. That thing takes at least 30 minutes to nebulize. Edit: However our hospital will automatically dc mucomyst after four days. The pulmicort is bid, the atrovent is usually qid and the ventolin is q4. Answered by Kenny Epperley 4 months ago.
mucomyst atrovent Answered by Leonie Riffee 4 months ago.
I guess it really depends on your patient .... I would use the Albuterol or Levalbuterol .... Atrovent is grossly overprescribed .... in my opinion (obviously there is a place for this drug ... but not for everyone ...ie, see Allbetteryall) ... Studies have shown that Atrovent generally provides less bronchodilation than do beta agonists and they generally begin to take effect more slowly. Atrovent is not known to dry secretions .... Atropine yes ... Atrovent no! Answered by Pedro Frieden 4 months ago.
We always give mucomyst with a fast acting bronchodilator, albuterol or xopenex. Atrovent takes longer to act and is drying so we don't use it. Answered by Blair Modisette 4 months ago.
Has atrovent been recalled?
medco said it was voided?
Asked by Irvin Wollen 4 months ago.
atrovent is a brand name, look for ipratripium bromide. Answered by Niki Lozano 4 months ago.
Ask for ipratropium: it's the name of the molecule. Answered by Jeni Taglauer 4 months ago.
When giving albuterol, atrovent, and pulmicort to someone on a neb tx for COPD, what oder do you give and why?
Asked by Angelina Penkalski 4 months ago.
At home, I mix the Albuterol and Atrovent for a single treatment, that will also increase efficiency in time management situations. I do not mix the Pulmicort with anything because of the tendency it has to fizz and bubble over in the nebulizer. If you're to give them separately, it's correct to give them in the order that you've typed above for the reasons the other answerer listed. God bless. Answered by Nakita Hample 4 months ago.
If you were going to give them one at a time. Start with Albuterol. Its the fast acting bronchodilator. Then Atrovent its the slower acting but longer lasting bronchodilator. The albuteol will open airway fast so the atrovent will get better penetration into the lungs. Then the steroid last. This is just my opinion. Some may want to switch the atrovent and pulmicort. Answered by Iraida Mondale 4 months ago.
Atrovent Neb Answered by Maryjo Bult 4 months ago.
What advantage does Combivent have over Atrovent?
Asked by Lorita Cowick 4 months ago.
Combivent is a combination of two drugs (ipratropium and albuterol) which work in different ways to relax the bronchial smooth muscle and open up the airways. It is therefore slightly more effective than Atrovent, which contains only ipratropium. Answered by Marquerite Jonathan 4 months ago.
Both products have the anticholinergic drug Ipratropium Bromide, this class of drugs, as inhalers are inferior to beta agonists like albuterol which is an added ingredient found in Combivent. It is doubtful that the ipratropium adds much if anything to the albuterol therapeutic effect, but it does add extra side effects. A side note: one of the things beta agonists do is to cut down on histamine release. The drug companies have had an agenda against promoting the use of anti-histamines to treat asthma, and you can even find mis-information about the lack of effectiveness of antihisamines in treating asthma in medical physiology textbooks. Answered by Lavelle Lollie 4 months ago.
Is Atrovent a Beta 2 agonist? Why or why not?
I am in a medical program and we recently had a quiz on respiratory medications. One question asked: "Which drug is a beta-2 agonist?" and I answered Atrovent since it dilates the bronchioles. I was marked wrong. If I am correct, please help me explain why I am right to my teacher. And if I am wrong,...
Asked by Kenneth Spainhower 4 months ago.
I am in a medical program and we recently had a quiz on respiratory medications. One question asked: "Which drug is a beta-2 agonist?" and I answered Atrovent since it dilates the bronchioles. I was marked wrong. If I am correct, please help me explain why I am right to my teacher. And if I am wrong, please tell me why I am wrong so I may learn from this. Thanks! Answered by Judie Goodpasture 4 months ago.
Your teacher is right. Ipatropium (Atrovent) is an anticholinergic. There are TWO ways to dilate bronchial muscles: -- By using a cholenergic *antagonist* (such as ipatropium), or ... -- By using an adrenergic *agonist* (such as albuterol) Source: I am a pharmacist Answered by Sharika Renzoni 4 months ago.
It is a bronchodilator, but through an entirely different mechanism. It's anti-muscarinic. Answered by Julienne Kapoor 4 months ago.