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Asthma & COPD Rx SE

Med Class SE

TermDefinition
Inhaled Short-Acting Beta2 Agonists (SABA) Increased heart rate, anxiety, nausea, palpitations, tremors
Anticholinergics Dry mouth and throat, GI distress, headache, coughing, anxiety. Generally safe.
Corticosteroids/ Oral steroids (concurrent with bronchodilators) depression, euphoria, hypertension, hyperglycemia, peptic ulcer, Cushingoid syndrome, ^ susceptibility to infection
Inhaled corticosteroids Hoarseness, dry mouth, sore throat, candidiasis
Long Acting Beta2 Agonists tachycardia, muscle tremors, dysrhythmias, risk of severe or fatal exacerbation (paradoxical bronchoconstriction)
Xanthines tachycardia, nausea and vomiting, headache, CNS stimulation, insomnia, seizures, hypokalemia, hyperglycemia
Mast Cell Stabelizers Cough, irritation, few cases of bronchospasams and anaphylaxis
Leukotriene Modifiers Headache, cough, nasal congestion, GI upset. Generally well tolerated. Watch for liver dysfunction, hepatitis, warfrin therapy
Lipoxygenase Inhibitor Elevaton of liver enzymes has occurred. Can inhibit metabolism of warfarin and theophylline
Immunomodulators Pain, bruising, skin reactions -Anaphylaxis warning
Created by: Slacker