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Informational Video for Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) Inhalation Aerosol

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So mary uses an atrovent inhaler just like the one your doctor has prescribed for you she has chronic bronchitis which often makes it hard for her to breathe the purpose of a medication like atrovin is to help her breathe easier but there’s a right way and a wrong way to use an inhaler here’s why this is the inside of a lung now look at all of these complicated

Passageways the medication from your inhaler has to get all the way down to here before it can do you any good atrovent is an anticholinergic medication which is the technical way of saying that it blocks some of the feedback through the nervous system that can cause your lungs to tighten up but there are two things to keep in mind if you want to get the maximum

Benefit from your atrovent inhaler and first of all the more skilled you are at using your inhaler the more it will help you the proper technique will enable you to get the medication as far down into the lungs as possible we’ll talk more about that in just a minute and second atrovent works best when you take it on a regular basis every six hours or as your

Doctor has prescribed some of the drugs you may take for shortness of breath work very rapidly they cause the passageways in the lung to open up by stimulating them well atrovent is different it prevents the passageways from closing down by protecting your lungs from over stimulation atrovent works more gradually than some of the other medications producing steady

Smooth relief from shortness of breath with chronic bronchitis or emphysema there’s always some narrowing of your airways that’s why you need to use your atrovet inhaler regularly to keep your airways as open as possible here are a few tips for you on the best way to use your inhaler the basic idea is simple you want to get as much medication as possible as far down

Into your lungs as you can now as i say the basic idea is simple but the problem is many people have difficulty learning the proper technique for using their inhalers what are the typical problems people have well i call this the trigger finger notice how easily he fires his inhaler well unfortunately he’s not ready to breathe in so the medication stays mostly

In his mouth and throat and doesn’t get down into his lungs here’s the timid mouse problem she needs to give a good firm squeeze on the inhaler if she doesn’t the medication stays trapped in the inhaler where it won’t do her any good and now my favorite the heavy breather he fires properly and breathes in at the right time but he breathes in too sharply and not

Deeply enough as a result the medication doesn’t get evenly distributed through his lungs now we’re going to show you the right way to do it to get the most out of your inhaler you need to do two simple things you need to fire it properly and then you need to coordinate your breathing in order to get as much medication as possible into the lungs now firing the

Inhaler is simple you push the canister firmly into the plastic casing start by giving the inhaler a good shake hold it upright with your thumb on the plastic mouthpiece and one or two fingers on the top of the canister and squeeze see the medication coming out like a puff now for the proper breathing technique start by exhaling and getting all of the air out of

Your lungs like this then breathe in slowly now all you need to do is to put these two actions together to get the maximum benefit from your inhaler watch as mary demonstrates for us at home first take off the protective cap and shake the inhaler thoroughly relax and breathe out completely then put your lips around the mouthpiece begin to breathe in slowly and at

The same time fire the inhaler continue breathing in slowly as deeply as you can hold your breath a few seconds and then remove the inhaler from your mouth you should take two puffs to get the best effect so wait about 15 seconds and then repeat the procedure sound easy well it is really once you know what to do and what not to do but it takes a little practice

To get it just right and one more thing what you just saw is called the closed mouth technique mary closed her lips on the mouthpiece your doctor may want you to use the open mouth technique instead the open mouth technique is equally simple the only difference is that you hold the inhaler about an inch from your lips and keep your mouth wide open the firing and

Coordination of the breathing are the same it’s also possible that your doctor may want you to use a spacer or a device called an arrow chamber they’re both very easy to use and your doctor can show you how and by the way you may have noticed that mary kept her eyes closed while using her atrovent inhaler and you should too spraying attribute into your eyes can

Cause temporary blurring of your vision also it’s important to keep the mouthpiece of your inhaler clean remove it from the medication canister and wash it in hot water if you use soap rinse it thoroughly with plain water and then let it dry thoroughly the point of all of this is to help you get as much benefit as you can from your atravent inhaler if you use your

Atrovent inhaler properly it’ll help you keep your airways open and as we’ve just seen that means using a couple of simple techniques to make sure that you get as much of the medication as possible into your lungs and again atrovent should be used regularly every six hours or as prescribed by your physician use atrovent on a regular basis to provide smooth steady

Relief from symptoms of chronic bronchitis and emphysema atrovent is usually relatively free of adverse reactions a small number of patients may experience cough or nervousness talk to your doctor if you have any bothersome side effects remember use atrovent on a regular basis now the usual starting dose is two puffs four times a day don’t take more than 12

Puffs in a 24-hour period unless your doctor tells you to chronic bronchitis and emphysema can cause breathing difficulties but there’s no reason why you can’t breathe easier if you take your medications correctly your doctor has prescribed atrovent to help you breathe more easily if you follow our suggestions you’ll be able to get the most out of your atrovent

Inhaler the atrovent inhaler is one of the most widely used medications for chronic bronchitis and emphysema but remember proper use is the key to making it work you

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