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Unit 7b - Corticosteroids Corticosteroids Beclomethasone...

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Corticosteroids Beclomethasone dipropionate (Beclovent®, Vanceril®), dexamethasone (Decadron®) flunisolide (Aerobid®), triamcinolone (Azmacort®) Corticosteroids Corticosteroids Beclomethasone Beclomethasone dipropionate dipropionate ( Beclovent Beclovent ® , , Vanceril Vanceril ® ), ), dexamethasone dexamethasone ( Decadron Decadron ® ) ) flunisolide flunisolide ( Aerobid Aerobid ® ), ), triamcinolone triamcinolone ( Azmacort Azmacort ® ) Used only if other therapy does not control symptoms. Positive interaction of inhaled corticosteroids and long acting sympathomimetics Corticosteroid available as aerosol, tablets, and injections. Note: when these medications are needed, side effects of inhalers are much more acceptable than consequences of non-treatment.
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Corticosteroids Corticosteroids Corticosteroids Therapeutic Uses asthma and other severe COPD status asthmaticus (associated with bronchospasms) Mechanism of Action suppression of antibody formation (including IgE responsible for allergy attacks) increases cyclic AMP which is needed for bronchodilation decreases cyclic GMP which causes bronchoconstriction
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