(ipratropium bromide) Nasal Spray 0.06%
Read complete instructions carefully before using.
In order to ensure proper dosing, do not attempt to change the size of the
ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06% is indicated for the symptomatic relief of rhinorrhea
(runny nose) associated with the common cold or seasonal allergic rhinitis for
adults and children age 5 years and older. ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06% does not
relieve nasal congestion or sneezing associated with the common cold or seasonal
allergic rhinitis. Do not use ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06% for longer than four
days for a common cold or three weeks for seasonal allergic rhinitis unless
instructed by your physician.
Read complete instructions carefully and use only as directed.
1. Remove the clear plastic dust cap and the green safety clip from the nasal
spray pump (Figure 1). The safety clip prevents the accidental discharge of
the spray in your pocket or purse.
2. The nasal spray pump must be primed before Atrovent® (ipratropium bromide nasal spray .06) (ipratropium
bromide) Nasal Spray 0.06% is used for the first time. To prime the pump, hold
the bottle with your thumb at the base and your index and middle fingers on
the white shoulder area. Make sure the bottle points upright and away from your
eyes. Press your thumb firmly and quickly against the bottle seven times (Figure
2). The pump is now primed and can be used. Your pump should not have to be
reprimed unless you have not used the medication for more than 24 hours; repriming
the pump will only require two sprays. If you have not used your nasal spray
for more than seven days, repriming the pump will require seven sprays.
3. Before using ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06%, blow your nose gently to clear
your nostrils if necessary.
4. Close one nostril by gently placing your finger against the side of your
nose, tilt your head slightly forward and, keeping the bottle upright, insert
the nasal tip into the other nostril (Figure 3). Point the tip toward the back
and outer side of the nose.
5. Press firmly and quickly upwards with the thumb at the base while holding
the white shoulder portion of the pump between your index and middle fingers.
Following each spray, sniff deeply and breathe out through your mouth.
6. After spraying the nostril and removing the unit, tilt your head backwards
for a few seconds to let the spray spread over the back of the nose.
7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 in the same nostril.
8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 in the other nostril (i.e., two sprays per nostril).
9. Replace the clear plastic dust cap and safety clip.
10. At some time before the medication is completely used up, you should consult
your physician or pharmacist to determine whether a refill is needed. You should
not take extra doses or stop using Atrovent® (ipratropium bromide) Nasal
Spray 0.06% without consulting your physician.
If the nasal tip becomes clogged, remove the clear plastic dust cap and safety
clip. Hold the nasal tip under running, warm tap water (Figure 4) for about
a minute. Dry the nasal tip, reprime the nasal spray pump (step 2 above), and
replace the plastic dust cap and safety clip.
ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06% is intended to relieve your rhinorrhea (runny nose)
with regular use. It is therefore important that you use ATROVENT Nasal Spray
0.06% as prescribed by your physician. For most patients, some improvement in
runny nose is apparent following the first dose of treatment with ATROVENT Nasal
Spray 0.06%. Do not use ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06% for longer than four days
for your cold or three weeks for seasonal allergic rhinitis unless instructed
by your physician.
Do not spray ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06% in your eyes. Should this occur,
immediately flush your eye with cool tap water for several minutes. If you accidentally
spray ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06% in your eyes, you may experience a temporary
blurring of vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes
from conjunctival and corneal congestion, development or worsening of narrow-angle
glaucoma, pupil dilation, or acute eye pain/discomfort, and increased sensitivity
to light, which may last a few hours. Should acute eye pain or blurred vision
occur, contact your doctor.
Should you experience excessive nasal dryness or episodes of nasal bleeding,
contact your doctor.
If you have glaucoma or difficulty urinating due to an enlargement of the prostate,
be sure to tell your physician prior to using ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06%.
If you are pregnant or you are breast feeding your baby, be sure to tell your
physician prior to using ATROVENT Nasal Spray 0.06%.
Address medical inquiries to: http://us.boehringer-ingelheim.com, (800)
542-6257 or (800) 459-9906 TTY.
Store tightly closedat 25°C (77°F); excursions p ermitted to 15°-30°C
(59°-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Avoid freezing.
Keep out of reach of children.