hcp 210 week 5 dq 2 - people are on inhalers other than a...

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Inhalation is a route of administration in which medication is inhaled through the mouth and directly absorbed in the lungs. Inhalation medications are effective for lung conditions, which include Asthma, Emphysema, COPD, respiratory infections, and congestion. Some of the common medications in the prescribed in the inhalation group include Albuterol (Proventil/Ventolin), Advair Diskus, and over-the counter Primatene Mist. The medication listed above is administered through an inhaler, which is inserted into the mouth. In the inhalation medication gases force the medication particles into the mouth and down to the lungs. The advantages of the inhalers are to help open up the lungs and bronchioles if the airways are temporarily constricted. Most times when
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Unformatted text preview: people are on inhalers other than a rescue inhaler the person is on another inhaler to help combat the condition. Most times the combined inhalers work to control the asthma or other health condition. The disadvantage of inhalations in medicine is most of the inhalations contain steroids which can cause coughing and sore throat which is often accompanied by a dry mouth sensation and hoarseness. If an individual is on inhaled steroids for long period the disadvantages of side effects could skin to bruise easily, eye conditions, which include cataracts and glaucoma, and thinning of both the skin and bones....
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course HCP 210 0000000000 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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