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Pulmonary Meds


Beta-2 agonists Used for IMMEDIATE relief of chest tightness/wheezing/shortness of breath.Causes bronchodilation.May increase HR and BP also.
Anticholinergics Used to MAINTAIN bronchodilation.Inhibits parasympathetic nervous system, which causes bronchodilation and increased HR/BP.
Methylxanthines Smooth muscle relaxants. May seriously increase HR, BP and other sympathetic components. Not used often.
Steroids MAINTAINS airway by decreasing inflammation, edema, and airway reactivity. Watch for symptoms of cortisones.
Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist Blcks leukotrienes released in an allergic reaction. Inhibits airway edema and smooth muscle contaction.
Cromolyn Sodium Used as PROPHYLAXIS for bronchospasm. It prevents release of histamine, which is released during inflammatory process.
Antibiotics Used to decrease infection.
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