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Anticholinergic Nasal Allergy Sprays

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    Ipratropium bromide (Atrovent) is used to reduce runny nose.

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    • How anticholinergic nasal sprays work: When sprayed into each nostril, anticholinergic nasal sprays decrease secretions from the glands lining the nasal passage. This diminishes the symptom of runny nose.
    • Who should not use these medications: Individuals who are allergic to any components of the nasal spray should not take this drug.
    • Use: The usual dosage is 1-2 sprays in each nostril 2-3 times per day.
    • Drug or food interactions: Since this spray has little or no effect beyond the area applied, it is unlikely to interact with other drugs.
    • Side effects: Anticholinergic nasal sprays may cause an excessively dry nose, thereby causing nosebleeds or irritation.

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