Aerovent review

Aerovent, generically known as ipratropium and also known as Atrovent or Apovent, is often administered by inhalation for treating obstructive lung diseases. Ipratropium is also combined with albuterol or salbutamol for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and asthma; the combined drug is marketed under the trade names Duoneb and Combivent. Ipratropium can also be combined with fenoterol for the management of asthma; the combined drug is marketed under the trade names Berodual N and Duovent.

In any case, Aerovent and all its fellow ipratropium-derivative medications act by blocking muscarinic receptors in the lung, which in turn hampers mucus secretion and bronchoconstriction. This non-selective muscarinic antagonist doesn't diffuse into the blood, which avoids systemic side effects. Ipratropium is actually an offshoot of atropine, but is a quaternary amine, so it doesn't cause central side effects like anticholinergic syndrome or cross the blood-brain barrier. Simply put, Aerovent can be considered as a short-acting bronchodilator.

Dosage usually depends on the severity of the asthma or obstructive lung disease. Typically, it's one nebulizer solution per inhalation at an interval of half an hour until your condition's symptoms have subsided. As for the inhaler, it's typically one dose daily for maintenance and several more doses taken at fifteen seconds interval for severe bouts of obstructive lung disease.

To use the inhaler, uncap its mouthpiece, put it into your mouth, push down the canister as you breathe in, hold your breath for ten seconds, and then breathe out slowly. Wait fifteen seconds before the next dose. To use the solution with a nebulizer, place the liquid into the medication chamber of the apparatus, attach the mouthpiece or face mask to your mouth, and activate the machine. Breathe in the mist evenly and slowly until you've inhaled all of the medicine for about five to fifteen minutes. Stop the nebulization session once the medicine chamber is empty.

Use Aerovent regularly to best control your condition. You should also continue using all other prescribed medicines as directed by your doctor for the best results. Use the drug exactly as directed. You must not administer it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your physician or pharmacist.

You must also keep track of the number of sprays you have used if you're using Aerovent's inhaler form. Get rid of the canister after 200 sprays even if it feels like there's still medicine in it. Be warned that extremely high temperatures can cause the Aerovent canister to burst. As such, you must not store your inhaler inside your car during hot days or throw an empty Aerovent canister into an open flame.

Before using this drug, report to your healthcare specialist if you have an enlarged prostrate or bladder obstruction or narrow-angle glaucoma. You may need special tests or a dose adjustment to safely use Aerovent if you have any of these conditions. Also keep in mind that Aerovent is mainly used to prevent bronchospasm attacks. The medicine will not be able to treat bronchospasm while it is already occurring. You will have to use one of your other medications in order to treat the attack.

If you feel that Aerovent is not working as well as usual or if it's even making your condition worse, you must consult your doctor promptly. You should also talk with your doctor if it seems like you need to use more of any of your other medications in a one day period or if you have a fast, pounding heartbeat.

Halt Aerovent treatment and get emergency medical assistance if you suffer any of the following symptoms of allergy: swelling of the tongue, lips, face, or throat, difficulty in breathing, and hives. Other less serious side effects are more likely to happen, such as blurred vision, upset stomach, nausea, hoarseness, cough, dry mouth, dizziness, and headache.

Aerovent has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of aerovent

• Molecular formula of aerovent is C20H30NO3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is [8-methyl-8-(1-methylethyl)-8-azoniabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-3-yl]3-hydroxy-2-phenyl-propanoate
• Molecular weight is 332.457 g/mol
Aerovent available : 0.06% solution 15 ml nasal spray, 0.03% solution 30 ml nasal spray

Generic name: Ipratropium

Brand name(s): Apo-Ipravent, Apovent, Atronase, Atrovent, Bitrop, Disne-Asmol, Ipravent, Ipvent, Narilet, Rhinotrop, Rhinovent, Rinatec, Rinoberen, Rinovagos, Vagos

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