Atrovent HFA


Atrovent HFA Side Effects

See also How to Use section.

Dizziness, nausea, stomach upset, dry mouth, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Rarely, this medication may cause severe sudden worsening of breathing problems right after use. If you have sudden worsening of breathing, use your quick-relief inhaler and get medical help right away.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: fast/pounding heartbeat, difficult/painful urination.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: eye pain/swelling/redness, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night, blurred vision).

A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • hypokalemia
  • ocular hypertension
  • aggravated glaucoma
  • blurred vision
  • visual changes
  • corneal edema
  • conjunctival hyperemia
  • mydriasis
  • ocular pain
  • hypotension
  • upper respiratory infection
  • rhinitis
  • sinusitis
  • nasal congestion
  • pharyngeal edema
  • laryngismus
  • bronchitis
  • xerostomia
  • stomatitis
  • dyspepsia
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • pruritus of skin
  • urticaria
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle weakness
  • myalgia
  • drowsy
  • dizziness
  • flu-like symptoms
  • hyperhidrosis
  • dysgeusia
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • flushing
  • headache disorder
  • dry throat
  • hoarseness
  • palpitations
  • dyspnea
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • heartburn
  • diarrhea
  • urinary retention
  • anaphylaxis
  • angioedema
  • general weakness
  • paradoxical bronchospasm

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.