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Pharm 1

Respiratory/Antitussives/

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Which drug is used to treat a nonproductive cough? Delsym: dextromethorphan
Which drug suppresses the cough by directly affecting the medulla? Delsym: dextromethorphan
Which drug relieves nasal congestion from common cold and sinusitis by vasoconstriction? Sudafed: pseudoephedrine
These drugs have an abuse potential: Sudafed & Delsym
Overuse of this drug can cause rebound congestion Sudafed: pseudoephedrine
This drug is contraindicated in patients with severe hypertension or coronary artery disease Sudafed: pseudoephedrine
While taking this drug the patient should use a humidifier, increase fluids, and avoid smoke filled rooms (to loosen secretions) Sudafed: pseudoephedrine
This type of drug is a 1st generation antihistamine which causes a sedative effect Benadryl: diphenhydramine
This type of drug is a 2nd generation antihistaine which causes no sedative effect Allegra: fexofenadine
Uses for this drug includes: blocking histamine, prevent motion sickness, cough suppressant, sedative, sleep aid Benadryl: diphenhydramine
This drug is for allergic disorders and is most effective when taken before onset of symptoms Allegra: fexofenadine
This drug has anticholinergic and antipruritic (anti-itch) effects Allegra: fexofenadine
Juices, such as orange, grapefruit, or apple, decrease absorption of this drug Allegra: fexofenadine
This drug liquifies lower respiratory tract secretions to make them easier to cough out and improve airflow guaifenesin (Expectorant)
Patients shouldn't use this drug for smoker's cough or chronic cough guaifenesin (Expectorant)
Used in patients with cystic fibrosis, COPD, pneumonia, TB to liquefiy thick secretions so the patient can cough them up Mucomyst: acetylcysteine
This drug is the antedote for acetaminophen overdose Mucomyst: acetylcysteine
You should administer an inhaled beta agonist (albuterol) before administering this drug to dilate the bronchial tree and enable the drug to permeate the entire bronchial tree Mucomyst: acetylcysteine
This drug is the rescue inhaler for asthma and COPD Albuterol
This drug dilates the bronchi, relaxes bronchial smooth muscles, and increases the rate and depth of respirations Albuterol
Overuse of this medication could induce: rebound bronchospasm
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