Hi there, looking for any advice anyone has on Atrovent. Have entered new realms recently with my asthma , having previously for years always been well controlled on no more than 2 puffs of beclomethasane. Suffered a huge flare up in the last month and asthma still not controlled, resulting in acute attack last night (the first I've ever suffered}. Currently on prednisolone 30mg, started montelukast last night, taking salbutomol 4 hourly as advised after last night's attack and gp has given me atrovent too.
What purpose does the atrovent serve ? Very confused as I'd initially asked for an alternative to salbutomol as I get the shakes and raised heart rate with it so that was why she gave me it but hospital last night said take both!?