• Ipratropium Bromide 0.03% and similar nasal sprays

    Posted by jerry-genesio on March 3, 2020 at 3:38 am

    <span style=”color: #303030; font-family: ‘open sans’; font-size: 13px;”>I’m 81, received my IPF diagnosis less than 3 months ago, and I’m new to these forums. My pulmonologist has recommended Esbriet but I don’t like what I’ve read about it in terms of side effects and because I’m taking several other prescription meds including Xarelto and Plavix so Ofev is off the table. I’m scheduled to see another pulmonologist who specializes in IPF for a second opinion mainly because I’ve been using Ipratropium Bromide 0.03% nasal spray for 7 years twice a day every day to stop my nose from running and the IPF diagnosis prompted me to check the spray’s side effects. I was surprised to learn the “common” side effects include a cough producing mucus, shortness of breath, dyspepsia, and chest tightness/pain. “Less common” side effects include loss of appetite, and sensitivity to cold. I have all of the symptoms I’ve mentioned so I’m not at all convinced the IPF diagnosis is accurate. I’m anxious to know if anyone else on this forum uses a nasal spray and if they have these same symptoms. Incidentally, I live in Maine.</span>

    jerry-genesio replied 3 years, 11 months ago 0 Member · 0 Replies
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