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How does Atrovent treat emphysema?

Emphysema is a progressive disease of the lungs that causes inflammation and swelling. The inflammation can cause coughing and wheezing that leaves you short of breath. Atrovent (ipratropium) helps relieve those symptoms by opening airways to help you breathe better.

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