Class 10 Respiratory Drugs Revised

Class 10 Respiratory Drugs Revised - This is Lecture for...

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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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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course BIOL 202 taught by Professor Buckley during the Spring '12 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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