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Side Effects of Ipratropium Nasal Spray

Some of the most common side effects of ipratropium nasal spray that were seen in clinical studies included upper respiratory tract infections, headaches, and nosebleeds. Some side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to a healthcare provider. Seek immediate medical care if you experience side effects such as vision changes, an irregular heart rhythm, or difficulty passing urine.

Side Effects of Ipratropium Nasal Spray: An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with ipratropium nasal spray (Atrovent® nasal spray). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with ipratropium nasal spray. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of ipratropium nasal spray side effects with you.)

Side Effects of Ipratropium Nasal Spray to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with ipratropium nasal spray that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
  • Severe constipation
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or a rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Vision changes
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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