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Brand name: Atrovent Forte

Atrovent Forte is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ipratropium. On this page you will find out more about Atrovent Forte, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ipratropium

Information for medicine and pack size:
Atrovent Forte 44 microgram/actuation nasal spray, 180 actuations

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What this medicine is for

For the symptomatic relief of rhinorrhoea associated with allergic and non-allergic perennial rhinitis, and the common cold.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless or almost colourless liquid, practically free from particles.
Dosage Form Spray, solution
Route of administration Nasal
Medicine schedule
(120 metered doses) 10mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
(180 metered doses) 15mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Aerosol - Pump Actuated Metered Dose
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Atrovent Autohaler/Atrovent Forte | myVMC

Atrovent Autohaler/Atrovent Forte is used to treat severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It contains ipratropium bromide.

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Atrovent Nasal/Atrovent Nasal Forte | myVMC

Atrovent Nasal spray is used to treat rhinorrhoea associated with allergic and vasomotor rhinitis and the common cold. It contains ipratropium bromide.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

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Asthma is a disease of the lungs. People with asthma experience episodes of asthma, or asthma attacks. This occurs when there is a narrowing and inflammation of the airways, which makes it harder to breathe. Asthma isan extremely common disease, and is the most common chronic condition in childhood.

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