Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergic, Respiratory are used in the treatment of Status Asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Anticholinergic, Respiratory

These agents are used for bronchodilation in patients with bronchospasm associated with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Ipratropium bromide (Atrovent HFA)

Ipratropium bromide is chemically related to atropine. It has antisecretory properties and, when applied locally, inhibits secretions from serous and seromucous glands lining the nasal mucosa. Ipratropium bromide inhibits acetylcholine at parasympathetic sites in bronchial smooth muscle, resulting in bronchodilation.

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