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Res Drugs list

Respiratory Drug list

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Anticholinergics Blocks the action of acetylcholine at parasympathetic sites in bronchial smooth muscle causing bronchodilation.
Anticholinergics Drugs tiotropium (Spiriva) ipratropium (Atrovent)
Atrovent Used Ipratropium is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema).
Atrovent How it works It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.
Beta2-agonists How It Works are bronchodilators. This means that they relax and enlarge (dilate) the airways in the lungs, making breathing easier.
Beta2-agonists Why It Is Used are considered first-line therapy for the treatment of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with symptoms that come and go (intermittent symptoms). They are used for both short- and long-term relief of symptoms.
Prescription short-acting beta2-agonists for asthma include: albuterol Proventil, Ventolin levalbuterol Xopenex metaproterenol pirbuterol Maxair terbutaline
How It Works Short-acting beta2-agonists They relax the muscles lining the airways that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes) within 5 minutes, increasing airflow and making it easier to breathe. They relieve asthma symptoms for 3 to 6 hours. They do not control the inflammation
Why It Is Used Short-acting beta2-agonists are used to: Provide quick relief of symptoms during asthma attacks. Prevent asthma symptoms before exercise. Treat symptoms in intermittent asthma.
Advair Generic Name: fluticasone and salmeterol (floo TIK a sone, sal ME te rol) Brand Names: Advair Diskus, Advair HFA
What is Advair? Advair contains fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone is a steroid. Advair prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Advair uses Advair is used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used to prevent flare-ups or worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.
Flovent Generic Name: fluticasone inhalation (floo TIK a zone) Brand Names: Flovent Diskus, Flovent HFA
What is Flovent? Flovent is a corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammatory reactions in the airways in response to allergens and irritants in the air.
Flovent uses Flovent is used to prevent bronchial asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.
Created by: Cam1228