Class 10 Respiratory Drugs Revised

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Unformatted text preview: This is Lecture for Respiratory Medications Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System Bronchodilators & Beta Agonists By By Linda Tenofsky, PhD, APRN, BC Linda Tenofsky, PhD, APRN, BC Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System Adrenergics (Beta-Agonists) Epinephrine (Adrenalin, Bronkaid) Albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin) Isoproterenol (Isuprel) Metaproterenol (Alupent) Pributerol (Maxair) Salmeterol (Serevent) LONG ACTING Terbutaline (Brethine) Actions of Adrenergics Stimulate bronchodilation Also can stimulate increase in HR and BP Often called rescue drugs Used for acute attacks to open airways Serevent ONLY USED prophylactically Methylxanthines Theophylline Stimulates CNS and heart Anticholinergics Ipratropium (Atrovent) Not used for acute asthma Used in chronic bronchitis and emphysema Corticosteroids Corticosteroids Beclomethasone (Beclovent, Vanceril)...
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