Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium)
What is Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium) used for?
Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium) is effective in treating a runny nose occurring as a result of allergies such as hay fever. However, it must be noted that this nasal spray is not suitable to treat other symptoms such as sneezing, a stuffy nose, postnasal drip or coughing.
How should I use Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium)?
Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium) should be sprayed directly into the nostril. Patients should blow their nose before administering the spray. The patient should then sit down, and tilt their head back, and insert the nozzle into the nostril. The nostril that is not receiving any spray may be closed by using the patient's finger. The patient should then press down on the applicator to deliver the spray. Adult patients should deliver 2 to 3 sprays to each nostril once per day, or as directed by their physician. It is important not to blow your nose for at least 15 minutes after delivering the spray to the nose. You should never exceed the dosage prescribed to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of using Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium) include:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice painful urination, an unusually fast heartbeat or pain in their eyes.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Univent Nasal Spray (Ipratropium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially urination problems or eye conditions such as glaucoma, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.