For maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Atrovent Mechanism Of Action:
Atrovent bromide is an anticholinergic agent. It blocks muscarinic cholinergic receptors, without specificity for subtypes, resulting in a decrease in the formation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). Most likely due to actions of cGMP on intracellular calcium, this results in decreased contractility of smooth muscle.
Dosage Forms of Atrovent:
Aerosol, metered Respiratory (inhalation)
Aerosol, metered Nasal
Spray, metered Nasal
Solution Respiratory (inhalation)
Liquid Respiratory (inhalation)