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26.A patient is prescribed salmeterol with dosage on a 4 to 6 hour schedule for treatment ofexercise-induced asthma. What is the recommended dosing schedule of asthma experts regarding this drug?A)30 minutes before exercise to prevent dyspnea during exerciseB)Every 15 minutes during exercise to prevent dyspneaC)As needed to treat or prevent dyspnea during exerciseD)Every 1 to 2 hours to treat or prevent dyspnea during exerciseAns:AFeedback:Salmeterol (Serevent)adult and pediatric (12-year-old and older): two puffs every 12 hours; or two puffs 30 to 60 minutes before exercise. Therefore, options B, C, and D are incorrect.27.The pharmacology instructor is explaining the difference between bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs. How does an anti-inflammatory drug reduce bronchoconstriction?Page 9
28.Why are inhaled steroids used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?29.The nurse is caring for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The plan ofcare will focus on what patient problem?