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ProAir vs. Atrovent

Are ProAir and Atrovent the Same Thing?

Proair (albuterol sulfate) and Atrovent HFA (ipratropium bromide HFA) are inhaled bronchodilators used to prevent and treat breathing problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Proair is also used to treat and prevent asthma and to prevent exercise-induced asthma.

What Are Possible Side Effects of ProAir?

Common side effects of ProAir include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Atrovent?

Common side effects of Atrovent include:

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Atrovent HFA including bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing), eye pain, seeing halos around lights, pain or burning when you urinate, urinating less than usual or not at all, or worsening of your symptoms.

What Is ProAir?

Proair (albuterol sulfate) is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs used to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Proair is also used to prevent exercise-induced asthma.

What Is Atrovent?

Atrovent HFA is an anticholinergic indicated for the maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is the same as adult-onset asthma. See Answer

What Drugs Interact With ProAir?

ProAir may interact with other inhaled medicines, other asthma medicines, beta-blockers, diuretics, digoxin, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), and antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, ProAir should be used only if prescribed.

What Drugs Interact With Atrovent?

Atrovent may interact with many drugs. Talk to your doctor about medications you use.

How Should ProAir Be Taken?

ProAir is a dry powder inhaler supplied for 200 measured inhalation doses.

How Should Atrovent Be Taken?

Two inhalations four times a day, not to exceed 12 inhalations in 24 hours.

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References

Teva Respiratory, LLC. ProAir Product Information.
http://www.proair.com/
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Atrovent Product Information.
https://www.atrovent.com/
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