How does ipratropium interact with other medications or foods?

There is a chance that ipratropium will interact negatively with the following medications, some of which are available without a prescription:
  • other similar medications used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as other anticholinergic drugs
  • some medicines used to treat stomach problems, including atropine, hyoscyamine and related medications
  • medicines used to treat motion sickness
  • medicines used to treat dizziness
  • medicines used to treat overactive bladder
  • some cold medicines
Nasal spray that contains ipratropium may interact negatively with the following medications used to treat problems in the gastrointestinal tract:
  • some medications used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, including Bentyl (dicyclomine), Donnatal and other drugs that contain atropine or belladonna
  • some ulcer medications, including Quarzan (clidinium), Robinul (glycopyrrolate), Cantil (mepenzolate), Pamine (methscopolamine) and Pro-Banthine (propantheline)
  • some medicines used to treat other stomach problems, including hyoscyamine, Provocholine (methantheline) and Transderm-Scop (scopolamine)

Ipratropium is not known to interact with any foods.

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