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Respiratory Drugs

From ANCC Review

For Asthma/COPD Beta 2 adrenergic agonists - Proventil, Ventolin Corticosteroids Cromolyn Ipratropium (Atrovent) Leukotriene Agonists Theophyline
Cortocosteroids can do this cause psychosis, depression, affective symptoms. Can develop what looks like mania
If mania develops from corticosteroids stop med, if doesn't subside, diagnose bipolar disorder, takes a week or so (doping up can cause this)
Leukotriene antagonists include montelukast (singulair), zafirlukast (accolate), zileuton (Zyflo)
Theophylline has this narrow therapeutic index. Needs to be monitored.
Allergic Rhinitis drugs alpha adrenergic agonists, antihistimines, cough
Alpha adrenergic agonists for allergic rhinitis neo-synephrine, sudafed
Antihistimines include allegra, claritin, benadryl and zyrtec
Cough meds include dextromethorpan and codeine
Nuedexta is a combination of dextromethorpan and quinidine
Neudexta treats pseudobulbar affect
quinidine treats irregular heartbeat and malaria
Created by: jonquil