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Lower Resp.System

What are the lower resp. system drugs used for? Asthma, Bronchitis, COPD,
What do the Lower Resp. system drugs do? Dilate airway, to increase O2.
What do Beta Adrenergic drugs do They dilate and relax muscles.
what are some Beta Adrenergic drugs? Albuterol- SABA (short acting beta agonist) - inhaler/nebulizer: 2-4 puffs up to three doses 20 minutes apart.
What do Xanthine drugs do? They dilate and relax muscles.
What are some Xanthine drugs? Aminophiline.
What do inhailed corticosteroids do? They reduce inflammation.
What are some inhailed corticosteroid drugs? Flovent- Long Term Asthma.
What do Leukotride Modifiers do? Inhibit constriction.
What are some Leukotride Modifier drugs? Singular- over age, 12 chronic asthma months.
What are some adverse reactions of beta adrenergic drugs? Tachycardia, Nervousness, Insomnia
What are some adverse reactions of Xanthine drugs? Heartburn, watch foods w/ Xanthine.
What are adverse reactions of Steroids? Throat irritation, fungal infection, dry mouth, nervousness.
Nursing Interventions *SABA: 2-4 puffs/ up to 3 times/ 20 minutes apart *LABA: BID, no more- not used for acute symptoms *Steroid: Do not swallow med, rinse mouth administer to prevent fungal infection. *Do not stop abruptly *Xanthine- No coffee, chocolate or cola
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