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KTC- Albuterol

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Albuterol trade name: Proventil, Ventolin
Class: Sympathomimetic Bronchodilator
Description: Synthetic sympathomimetic stimulating beta-2 receptors in the bronchi, leading to bronchodilation, has minimal beta-1 stimulation, less cardiac effect than epi, reduces mucus secretion, pulmonary capillary leaking and edema during allergic reations
Onset: 5-15 minutes after inhalation
Duration: 3-4 minutes after inhalation
Indications: Bronchospasm, Asthma, COPD
Contraindication: Hypersensitivity, Cardiac dysrhythmias associated with tachycardias
Adverse Reactions: Restlessness, Dizziness, Dysrhythmias, Nausea, Increase in BP, Use with caution in the elderly, cardiac, or hypertensive patient, apprehension, palpitations, tachycardia, cough
Dosage/Route: 2 inhalations (90mcg) via metered dose inhaler (2 sprays), 2.5mg in 3ml NS via Nebulized updraft, repeat as needed
Drug Interactions: Beta Blockers are antagonistic, May potentiate Hypokalemia
Created by: james.p