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Ipratropium Nasal Spray Dosing

For adults and children over five years old who are using ipratropium nasal spray, dosing generally starts at two sprays in each nostril two to four times a day. The specific ipratropium nasal spray dosage will depend on several factors, such as your age, the cause of your runny nose, other medications you are taking, and other medical conditions you have.

Ipratropium Nasal Spray Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of ipratropium nasal spray (Atrovent® nasal spray) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • The cause of your runny nose
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your ipratropium nasal spray dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Ipratropium Nasal Spray Dosing for the Common Cold

The recommended ipratropium nasal spray dose for treating a runny nose due to the common cold in adults and children (age 12 years and older) is two sprays of ipratropium 0.06% nasal spray per nostril three or four times a day. For children age 5 through 11 years old, the recommended dose is two sprays of ipratropium 0.06% nasal spray three times daily.
 
Ipratropium nasal spray has not been adequately studied for more than four days of use (for treating the common cold).
 

Ipratropium Nasal Spray Dosing for Seasonal Allergies

The recommended ipratropium nasal spray dose for treating a runny nose due to seasonal allergies in adults and children (age five and older) is two sprays of ipratropium 0.06% nasal spray four times daily. For this use, ipratropium nasal spray has not been adequately studied for more than three weeks of use.
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